Winners of the 272 Words Student Essay Contest
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 272 Words Student Essay contest. The contest celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address delivered on November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Student essayists were to focus on Abraham Lincoln or the Gettysburg Address using the same number of words used by President Lincoln - 272 Words. The student winners are: Katherine Hitchcock at Signature High School in Evansville, IN; Grace Richards at Wheaton North High School in Wheaton, IL; and David Walser at The Early College at Guilford in Greensboro, NC.
The contest also included an award to the school with the greatest participation based on their school's enrollment in grades 9-12. The school winner is: Fisher High School in Fisher, IL. From the 281 students eligble to submit essays, 132 essays were received for consideration resulting in a 48% participation rate.
Congratulations to all our winners!
Click here to read the 272 Words entries