Sen. William Ligon is sponsoring a high school essay contest in observance of the National Day of Prayer. The contest is open to public, private, and homeschooled students who are residents of the Third Senate District, which includes Brantley, Camden, Glynn, and McIntosh counties, as well as portions of Charlton County. First place prize is $300, second place is $200, and third place is $100.
“America’s youth should fully understand the importance of our First Amendment freedoms,” stated Sen. Ligon. “Our Founders understood that these freedoms were at the very heart of maintaining a nation of free people. This essay contest is just one small way of encouraging students to research this nation’s religious history so perhaps they will learn to value and protect America’s first freedom as they take the helm of leadership in their generation.”
The contest theme is, “Describe Times, Both Past and Present, When American Government Leaders Turned to Prayer and How They Encouraged Citizens to Join Them.” An essay must be at least 500 words, typed, and double-spaced. All essays must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, April 26th. They can be mailed or dropped off to Sen. Ligon’s office at 158 Scranton Connector, Brunswick, GA 31525 or emailed to email@example.com. More information on the rules can be found at www.CoastalGeorgiaItsTime.com or call 912.242.2434. Winners will be announced on the National Day of Prayer, May 2nd.
Sen. William Ligon represents the Third Senate District, which includes Brantley, Camden, Glynn, and McIntosh counties, and portions of Charlton County. He serves as the Chairman of the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee, Vice-Chairman of Ethics, and Vice-Chairman of Reapportionment and Redistricting.