National Americanism Essay Contest
Current theme: “What Is Your American Dream?”
Another academic year has begun and students all across our great country are back in classrooms to learn, and grow into our future leaders. The Bridgeport Elks are once again pleased to offer the national Americanism Essay Contest to fifth, sixth graders, seventh and eighth graders.
For 2022-2023, members of the Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee have selected the theme, “What Is Your American Dream?” This very important patriotic contest gives school children the chance to express their views on their pride in America. Kindling our youth’s appreciation and respect for patriotism is central to understanding our country’s heritage. This contest is vitally important to Elks as it promotes Americanism in our local communities. It encourages 10-13 year old students to thoughtfully consider American values and appreciate the blessings and responsibilities of citizenship. Our youth come to understand the symbols that represent what this country stands for, and can get a deep appreciation for the individuals who sacrifice everything so all can enjoy its freedom. The Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee and all Elks across the country enthusiastically endorse this program because patriotism is one of the BPOE’s great cornerstones.
New features in this year’s contest are:
1) Four separate divisions for 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grade students.
2) Awards for Each Grade Level — $1,000 for 1st; $500 for 2nd; $250 for 3rd
For more information on the Americanism Essay Contest: Americanism Essay Contest