Is immigration good for the United States?
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 November 18.
What are the impacts of immigration on U.S. society today? Is it important to have an immigration policy? If so, what are the principles upon which U.S. immigration policy should be based? Does immigration have a negative or positive impact on our society, you as an individual, or on particular ethnic groups?
All Plumas County 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 creativity and clarity as well as 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. 18.
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. on Nov. 18.
For questions or copies of the essay contest flyer, contact Jane Braxton Little at 530-258-9412 or Linda Judge at [email protected].