NATIONAL CENSUS AWARENESS DAY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2010
12:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
1405 E. MONROE STREET
STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST IN COLLABORATION WITH THE SPRINGFIELD URBAN LEAGUE, INC. AND THE SPRINGFIELD COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE
Prizes will be awarded to each grade category: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12
Background: 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 counted every ten years.
Question: Why is it important that every one in Springfield, Illinois be counted every ten years? Why is the Census important to you?
Awards: First Place - each category $100.00
Second Place - each category $50.00
Third Place - each category $25.00
Awards provided by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Free Raffle: Gift Cards Free Lunch Free Give-A-Ways Games
**Essays must be completed by 9:00 a.m. on February 22, 2010.**
Drop off the essays at each school's main office. Winners will be awarded their prizes during a special program on Saturday, February 27.