2016 Gold Medal Teacher Essay Contest
DEADLINE: April 8, 2016
The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library invites all elementary students to submit one essay in support of why their elementary school teacher or staff member deserves a gold medal!
This summer, the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library will be offering a summer reading program with the theme of “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” To acknowledge the important and lasting impact that teachers and school staff members make on the lives of children, the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is offering an opportunity this spring for elementary students to participate in an essay contest to nominate their teacher or school staff member to receive a “Gold Medal Teacher” award.
The “Gold Medal Teacher” Essay Contest is sponsored by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and is open to all Benton County K-5 students. The elementary school entrants must base their essay on the following prompt:
Please describe why you think your teacher or school staff member deserves a gold medal.
The essay must be at least 100 words and is not to exceed 400 words. Essays may be typewritten and double-spaced or they may be neatly handwritten. The title is to appear as a heading on each page, but the student’s name must not appear on any page except the Entry Form Cover Sheet that must accompany each essay:
Essays must be delivered to the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library on or before April 8, 2016. Mailed entries must be postmarked by April 8, 2016. Schools will be notified of winning entrants on or before April 22, 2016. Parents will be contacted on or before that date only if their child’s essay is selected.
Students with winning entries will receive a certificate. Honored teachers and school staff members will receive a certificate and a gold medal award.