Help read entries in Chicago White Sox 2013 Illinois Fatherhood Essay Contest at St. Anne Church in Barrington.
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Tuesday, February 19
Approximately 15,000 children have recently written essays on the theme “What My Father Means to Me” as part of the 2013 Chicago White Sox Illinois Fatherhood Essay Contest sponsored by Illinois Fatherhood Initiative (IFI). One hundred, fifty-six essayists (12 per grades K-12) and their dads will be recognized in May at a Chicago White Sox baseball game. The culmination of the essay contest will occur June 11, 2013 when 12 essayists and their fathers (three dads, three stepdads, three granddads, and three father-figures) will be recognized at the 16th Annual IFI Fatherhood Dinner Celebration – which will be held at the Union League Club of Chicago. John Kass is one of this year’s honorary dads. Volunteers are needed to help to …
Aliya Baker was a finalist in a statewide contest run by the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago.
A Stevenson High School senior won a $250 U.S. savings bond scholarship for her version of President Barack Obama’s second inaugural speech. Her essay was among nearly 60 submissions from a dozen Illinois high schools. The students’ essays showed the writers’ knowledge of current events and topical issues. They were written and judged before Obama delivered his second inaugural address. Read Aliya Baker’s essay here Only three students received awards in the contest. The winning entry was written by Glenbrook South High School freshman Elayna Mork, who discussed civil unrest in North Africa and the Middle East and the current financial crisis. She won a $500 savings bond. Another finalist, Harry D. Jacobs High School junior Hari Manikandan…