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YPS Student Contests – Celebrating Nebraska’s 150th Birthday

YPS Student Contests – Celebrating Nebraska’s 150th Birthday
Gayla Knight

Celebrating Nebraska’s 150th Birthday

York Public Schools

STUDENT CONTESTS – Fall 2017

Nebraska became a state on March 1, 1867 and has become an outstanding place to live, work, and raise a family.  Nebraskans are known for a strong work ethic, kindness, and common sense.  We hope many of our YPS students will participate in the contests below to show their pride in their home state!

ART CONTEST for K-12th Graders will recognize winners in K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th grade divisions.  Artwork of your choice that simply revolves around the theme of “Nebraska” is due to the YPS District Office on the east side of the high school campus by 4:00 PM on October 25th.  All entries will all be entered with the chance to win multiple prizes and recognition at a Board of Education meeting.  Paintings, sculptures, drawings, etc. are all welcome.  Just make your artwork about Nebraska and turn it in. 

 

ESSAY CONTEST for 3rd-12th Graders will recognize winners in 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th grade divisions.  Essays need to be between 250-600 words and describe why you feel Nebraska is a special place to live.  Share your “Nebraska Pride” as you write this essay that is due to the YPS District Office on the east side of the high school campus by 4:00 PM on October 25th.  All entries will all be entered with the chance to win multiple prizes and recognition at a Board of Education meeting. 

 

POETRY CONTEST for 3rd-12th Graders will recognize winners in 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th grade divisions.  Poems need to be about some aspect of Nebraska you want to write about.  The style of poem you wish to submit is up to you.  Share your “Nebraska Pride” as you write this poem that is due to the YPS District Office on the east side of the high school campus by 4:00 PM on October 25th.  All entries will all be entered with the chance to win multiple prizes and recognition at a Board of Education meeting. 

Good luck!

Mike Lucas
mike.lucas@yorkdukes.org
402-366-6491