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Hershey Story Museum hosts history writing contest for 5th-8th graders


The Hershey Story Museum is inviting aspiring authors to enter its 19th annual “History Contest for Young Writers.” The deadline for submitting entries via The Hershey Story’s contest website is Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.

The contest is open to students in grades five through eight who are enrolled in a public, private or home school in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York County. Eligible students may submit an entry in one of four categories: non-fiction, fiction, poetry or the history of science/health. Additional guidelines and details, and the online entry form are available at HersheyStory.org under the Students and Teachers tab.  Last year’s winning entries are also included on the website.

Each student who is awarded first place will receive $100, a family membership to The Hershey Story, tickets to Hersheypark and a Hershey’s Chocolate gift basket. Students who receive second place and honorable mention will also be recognized.

Winning entrants will be notified by Friday, April 3, and first-place winners will be recognized at the Museum’s annual Business Partners in Education Breakfast on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

 

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