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NATIONAL CENSUS STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST

March 1, 2010

Sponsored by: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. | Springfield Urban League | Census 2010

The 2010 Census will be conducted on April 1, 2010. The Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and stipulates that every one living in the United States is to be counted every ten years. Participants answered the following questions in an essay with at least 300 words (Grades 6-8) and (Grades 9-12). The essay for Grades K-5 contained at least 100 words.  

Questions: Why is it important that everyone in the Springfield, Illinois area be counted every ten years?  Why is the Census important to you?

Awards: Prizes were awarded to each grade category: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.  
First Place   $100.00,      Second Place   $50.00,       Third Place   $25.00

Winners were awarded their prizes during a special program on Saturday, February 27.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS IN EACH CATEGORY!!!!!