On January 20th, Washington, DC, will play host to the Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama. This will be the 53rd time that the District of Columbia has hosted a presidential inauguration, and the Presidential Inaugural Committee would like to invite Washington parents and students to be a part of this historic occasion by watching the Inaugural Parade from bleachers near the White House. We are asking parents to have their middle school or high school student answer the essay question below and then the parent or guardian can submit the answer. Selected entrants will receive three free tickets to the Inaugural Parade.Rumour has it DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray is offering a Happy Meal to the best essay (100 words or less) by a DC student describing how Chancellor Rhee's reign stinks.
President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden believe that changing our country begins in your own back yard, which is why they have committed to making Monday, January 19th a national day of service as part of their inaugural celebration. They have invited Americans across the country to join in local service projects to benefit their communities.
So we want to know what service means to the young people of Washington, DC. Have your student answer the following question: "How can I contribute to my neighborhood through community service?"
Parents and guardians submitting essays must reside in the District of Columbia and their student must attend middle school or high school in DC. Each selected entrant will receive three tickets to the Inaugural Parade on January 20th, one for themselves and two guests. These tickets will allow them access to a special bleacher near the Presidential Reviewing Stand in front of the White House for the entire parade.
All submissions are due by 11:59pm on January 11. Essays should be no more than 500 words in length.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
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