Big Read Essay Contest

High School Students and Veterans Invited to Enter

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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As part of the Santa Barbara Public Library/National Endowment for the Arts Big Read of Tim O’Brien’s novel The Things They Carried, The Independent is sponsoring an essay contest. The contest will have two divisions, one for high school students and one for veterans. Entries will be accepted from Friday, October 25-Friday, November 8, and the winners will be published in The Independent and invited to read aloud at a public ceremony. For full details on the entry process, visit


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The annual procession is New England’s largest veterans parade and one of the largest salutes to veterans in the entire U.S. Hundreds of entries were submitted by Connecticut students in 2013. Last year’s first place contest winner was Amie Lee, then a seventh-grader at Vernon Center Middle School in Vernon. All Connecticut students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade may enter the statewide contest that salutes the contributions of veterans.

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July 12, 2014 at 2:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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