The 2nd Annual Farm-City Week Essay Contest is open for entries from high school seniors in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties. College scholarships, sponsored by the three county Farm Bureaus, will be awarded at the following levels: $2000 first place, $1,500 second place and $1,000 third place. A top winner will be selected from each county to compete for the first, second and third places.
This year’s topic is “Why buy local food?” Applicants must construct a thesis and support it with facts throughout the essay. There is no requirement to the length of the essay. Awards will be presented at the annual Rotary Farm-City Week luncheon on November 18th at the Coast Line Center, downtown Wilmington.
In addition to Farm Bureau, the essay contest is sponsored by the Wilmington Rotary Club and the Cooperative Extension 4-H programs in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties.
Essays must be electronically mailed by October 15, 2008 to Al Hight (email@example.com). Disks or CDs may be mailed to: NCCES-Brunswick County Center, Attn: Al Hight, P.O. Box 109, Bolivia, NC 28422, postmarked no later than October 15, 2008. For more information call 910.253.2610.