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Each year, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, Museum, and Foundation collaborate on this unique competition for high school students. Students are asked to write a 500-750 word original essay taking a trait President Ford was known for and relating it to the world today. The trait changes annually.
The theme for the 2016 – 2017 School year is The Meaning of Liberty Today. Entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 6, 2017.
The complete list of rules follows below.
Questions: Email Barbara McGregor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send a hard copy of your entry to:
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
303 Pearl Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353
The President Gerald R. Ford Essay Challenge is open to all 9th through 12th grade students in Michigan. To enter, write a 500 – 750 word essay on this year's theme, The Meaning of Liberty Today. Limit one entry per student, per contest.
The President Gerald R. Ford Essay Challenge is co-sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation.