Levin Launches Women’s History Month Essay Competition

Levin Launches Women’s History Month Essay Competition

Middle and High School students in 12th District Invited to Participate (3/12/2011)


U.S. Rep. Sander Levin is inviting middle and high school students throughout the 12th Congressional District to participate in a special essay competition in celebration of Women’s History Month. This is the third year of the competition.


Students are invited to submit essays between 250 and 500 words by March 28 through Congressman Levin’s congressional Web site (www.house.gov/levin/womenshistory.shtml). Students are asked to submit an essay identifying a woman that inspires them. They are welcome to write on a historical figure, a contemporary figure or someone in their own families.


Certificates of special congressional recognition will be awarded to all participants who submit an essay. A panel of judges, active members of the 12th Congressional District community, will select one essay from each grade level to be featured on Congressman Levin’s congressional Web site. Each winner will also receive an autographed “Women in Congress” book.


To spread the word, please print a copy of the Women’s History Month 12th Congressional District Middle School Essay Competition Flyer.


The public celebration of women’s history in the United States began in 1978 as “Women’s History Week” in California. In 1981, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) co-sponsored a joint Congressional resolution announcing a national Women’s History Week. Six years later, in 1987, Congress voted to expand the celebration to a full month, dedicating the month of March as Women’s History Month. Visit the Women in Congress web page to learn more.


Rep. Sander “Sandy” Levin was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1982. The 12th Congressional District now includes communities in Macomb and Oakland counties and spans from Clinton Township/Mount Clemens and Lake St. Clair to Southfield. For more information about Levin’s Congressional work, check out his website at http://www.house.gov/levin/index.shtml.



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