NCACC sponsors county government essay contest

Published 10:22 am Thursday, January 12, 2012

Deadline for entries April 30
The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) has announced its fifth annual essay contest on county government. The topic of the essay is, “How does my county government improve the lives of its citizens?”
The annual contest is open to ninth and 10th grade students in North Carolina public and charter schools. Students are asked to write a 500-word essay. The entry deadline is April 30, 2012.
The winning student and the teacher who submits the winning essay will each win $500 and will be recognized at a meeting of their county’s board of commissioners.
The complete contest rules, along with the winning essays from each of the previous four years, are posted on the NCACC’s county government education website, www.welcometoyourcounty.org. The site is designed for citizens and students who would like to learn more about county government and contains information on why counties and county governments exist, where counties receive their funding, what services they provide, who runs county governments and more.
For more information, contact Todd McGee, NCACC communications director, at 919-715-7336 or todd.mcgee@ncacc.org.
– article submitted by Todd McGee