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Veterans Day Essay Contest open to island youth

By Staff | Oct 23, 2019

The city of Sanibel Recreation Department and the Lee Coast Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will host a Veterans Day Essay Contest for island youths in grades 4-8.

Prizes will be provided by the Bank of the Islands. In addition, the contest winners will be recognized at the Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sanibel City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road.

Students can choose between two prompts:

– Why is it so important to honor our veterans and celebrate Veterans Day?

– How are veterans important in my life?

The deadline for entering the contest is Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.

For the contest form, visit www.mysanibel.com.

For more information, email kayla.schuneman@mysanibel.com or contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 239-472-0345.