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The National WWII Museum announces 2011 Essay Contest Theme

The National WWII Museum announces 2011 Essay Contest Theme
 
The National WWII Museum announced the 2011 Essay Contest Theme for all high school and middle school students.  This year the students are asked to write an essay exploring how and why the United States went to war 70 years ago addressing the question “Why should we remember Pearl Harbor?” 
 
High school students have the chance to win as much as $1,000.  Middle school students can win $250.  Winning essays will be posted on the Museum’s website. 
 
The National WWII Museum is dedicated to exploring the history and lessons of WWII with America’s youth.  These annual Student Essay Contests give high school and middle school students across the country an opportunity to express themselves creatively while focusing on the meaning and legacy of the WWII years.
 
For more information about the contest rules and deadlines, please visit The National WWII web site at:  www.nationalww2museum.org/essaycontests .  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Kenneth Hoffman at (504) 528-1944, ext. 225 or e –mail him at educator@nationalww2museum.org .




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