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Essay Contest for Fourth Graders!

Arbor Rangers ™ is excited to announce that Hoosier Releaf will again be celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day this year and want YOU to join in the celebration! They are inviting all fourth grade students to use your creative minds and your writing talents and enter for a chance to win one of three great prizes in their essay contest!

In just 500 words or less they want you to tell them about how your life would be like if you were the legendary Johnny Appleseed!

Who was JOHNNY APPLESEED?

Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed by H. S. Knapp (1862)

John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) was an arborist, a farmer, a businessman, and an educator just to name a few things, but he is most famous for planting apple trees around parts of the Midwest. You can find more information about him in your local library and also here.

“If I Were a Modern Day Johnny Appleseed…” Essay Contest

In your essay, tell about how YOUR life would be if you lived like Johnny Appleseed.

  • Would you be an arborist or a businessman?
  • What kinds of things would you do?
  • What would your name be?
  • What trees would you plant?

This is your story, be creative!

DEADLINE:

All entries must be received by Thursday, March 24, 2016.

PRIZES:

  1. The first place winner of the essay contest will receive a cash prize of $100, a tree planted in their honor, and a winner’s plaque!
  2. The second place winner of the essay contest will receive a cash prize of $50, a tree planted in their honor and a winner’s plaque!
  3. The third place winner of the essay contest will receive a cash prize of $25, a tree planted in their honor, and a winner’s plaque!

Have fun, Get creative, and we wish EVERYONE the BEST!

Go to Hoosier ReLeaf’s website for Contest Entry Forms & Teacher Resources!

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