To vax or not to vax?
That is the question challenging students in the annual essay contest hosted by the League of Women Voters of Plumas County. The deadline for entries is Nov. 12.
What are the risks of vaccinations? How are vaccinations different from other types of personal health decisions? Is the COVID-19 vaccination different from other recommended vaccinations?
Students from grades nine through 12 are eligible to weigh these questions and beyond as they compete for the $250 grand prize. The contest also offers up to three honorable mention awards worth $75 each. In selecting winners, judges will consider originality and theme development as well as clarity, writing style and manuscript appearance.
Named in honor of a long-time Plumas League member, the annual Nancy Lund Memorial Essay Contest is designed to engage students by stimulating interest in civic issues. This year’s topic was developed by local teachers and League members.
Entries can be submitted by mailing them to the League of Women Voters, P.O. Box 1815, Quincy, Ca 95971. They must be postmarked by Nov. 12.
Electronic entries can be submitted to [email protected]. Only attachments in Word format will be accepted; Word Perfect, Works, and other formats will not be accepted. Essays must be attached, not embedding in an email. The deadline for electronic entries is 5 p.m. Nov. 12.
For questions or copies of the essay contest flyer, contact Lori Simpson at 530-283-0317 or Jane Braxton Little at 530-258-9412.