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1st Annual Mayor’s Essay Contest promotes diversity and civic service

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GLENN HEIGHTS - The city of Glenn Heights recognizes and is committed to a Mission of serving the public interest, advancing the quality of life for all citizens and preserving our small town atmosphere by embracing diversity and family values.

In recognition of African-American History Month, the Honorable Mayor Victor Pereira invites Glenn Heights students to participate in the 1st Annual Mayor’s Essay Contest by submitting original essays, passages or poems detailing "What Diversity Means in My Community."

Participation is a great way for students to reflect on the importance of diversity and learn more about civic service and local government.

Two finalists will be selected (one for elementary and one for intermediate) and their submissions will be recognized during an upcoming City Council meeting. Each finalist will receive special recognition and a $50 U.S. Savings Bond.

For an official entry form, visit www.GlennHeights.com or contact 972-223-1690 ext. 206.

Contest rules: The contest is open to all Glenn Heights residents enrolled in grades 3rd-6th during the 2010-2011 school year; Essays, passages or poems must address the subject with the opening beginning "What Diversity Means in My Community."; Submissions may not exceed 300 words and may be typed or handwritten; Only one entry may be submitted per student; Submissions will be judged in relation to contest topic, creativity, neatness and the proper use of grammar; Entries must be postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2011.

Submit to: City of Glenn Heights, Attn: Mayor’s Essay Contest, 1938 S. Hampton, Glenn Heights, TX 75154.

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