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 Students, ages 13-18, can participate in writing competition
 Intent to participate due Dec. 28; final submission due Feb. 18
 Scholarship money will be awarded to three winners
 
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The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force holds an annual Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition, providing students the opportunity to develop positive academic and character qualities and to showcase their writing talents while vying for scholarship funds.
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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force announces third annual student writing competition

Posted 11/9/2012   Updated 11/5/2012 Email story   Print story

    


by Sarah Swan
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force


11/9/2012 - DAYTON, Ohio -- The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will hold its third annual Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition, providing students the opportunity to develop positive academic and character qualities and to showcase their writing talents while vying for scholarship funds.

The competition is open to public, private school or homeschooled students between the ages of 13-18. Those interested in participating must notify the museum's Education Division no later than Dec. 28, 2012, by sending an email to erin.craig@us.af.mil. Final submissions must be submitted via e-mail and are due by Feb. 18, 2013. The competition will accept only the first 250 entrants.

The research questions for this year's competition are as follows: Women have been involved in the Army Air Corp/Air Force for many years. Write a brief history about the inclusion of women in this branch of military. You must include the names and roles of four key female figures involved in Air Force history. Why is the inclusion of women significant to the contributions of the U.S. Air Force? How has the involvement of women helped to transform the Air Forces' inclusiveness as a whole? Use research evidence to support your argument.

A complete list of competition guidelines is available on the museum's website at www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-101115-043.pdf.

Scholarship award money is provided by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to the first place winner, $1,000 to the second place winner and $500 to the third place winner. Last year's winners were surprised as an additional $5,000 in scholarship funds were provided due to the generous support of Doolittle Raider Association.

Local educators will determine the finalists, and those submissions will be sent on to national-level judges to decide on the three winners.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Street, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free. For more information about the museum, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.


NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, please contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-4652.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, please contact Sarah Swan at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1283.



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