The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is now accepting submissions for an essay contest designed to honor local military veterans. The winning high school student will receive a $500 college scholarship, courtesy of SAFE Credit Union.
Every year, the Sacramento County Board of Education honors the many contributions of local veterans who left high school to serve in the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War, or the Vietnam War through the Operation Recognition program. Qualifying veterans who received an honorable discharge may contact SCOE to receive their high school diplomas. Diplomas are also presented to Japanese American citizens who were forced to leave high school due to WW II internment.
The 2016 Operation Recognition Scholarship essay theme is "Why We All Should Appreciate America's Veterans."
Contestants must be high school juniors or seniors who are currently attending public high schools in Sacramento County. The completed 500-word essay, along with a cover letter, must be received by April 27, 2016.
Essays will be judged on how well the student understood, developed, and presented the theme.
The winning entrant must be able to attend the Operation Recognition diploma ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on May 17, 2016, to read his or her essay, join in honoring the diploma recipients, and receive the scholarship award from a SAFE Credit Union representative.
For more information, email or phone Tim Herrera, SCOE Communications Director: (916) 228-2713.
Mailing Address for Submissions
Operation Recognition Scholarship Contest
SCOE Communications Office
P.O. Box 269003
Sacramento, CA 95826-9003