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CAF Rise Above Essay Contest Deadline Approaches

Red Wing, MN (January 27, 2023) - Calling all 4th through 12th grade students ! Essays are being accepted for the CAF Rise Above Essay Contest saluting the Tuskegee Airmen and the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)!

Essays should use the Six Guiding Principles taught in the CAF RISE ABOVE program (Aim High, Believe in Yourself, Use Your Brain, Be Ready to Go, Never Quit, Expect to Win). The essay should describe how the Tuskegee Airmen or the WASP achieved success, or the essay can be about how the six guiding principles can help you achieve a personal goal.

  • Entries will be judged on overall content, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Each entry must be an original composition written by the student.
  • The essay contest is open to students in the 4th – 12th grade in an accredited school or home school program during the academic year.

    ### Entries must adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Word count for 4th – 5th grades is 250 words
  • Word count for 6th – 8th grades is 350 words
  • Word count for 9th – 12th grades is 500 words

  • Footnotes, citations, endnotes, and essay titles will not be counted as part of the word count allotment.

  • Entries must be typed.

  • Each page of the essay must include the author’s name, grade level, name of school or home school program, address and telephone number in the upper right-hand corner of each page. This information will not be counted as part of the word count allotment.

  • Entries become property of the CAF Rise Above Squadron and will not be returned.

  • Winners will be requested to send their photograph to be featured along with their essay on the CAF Rise Above Squadron website, Facebook page and newsletter.

  • Entries must be emailed prior to 5:00 p.m. Central on or before February 6, 2023. Email your entry to: info@cafriseabove.org

Essay contest winners will be announced on March 15, 2023.

For more information go to https://cafriseabove.org/rise-above-essay-contest/.

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