2015 Essay Contest

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8 cash awards for High School students

This annual essay contest offers eight cash awards, totaling $12,000, for compelling entries written by high school juniors and seniors in Kansas public schools.

Entry Deadline. Submit essay to be postmarked or delivered  to a Hancock Lodge #311 representative  no later than Sunday, November 1, 2015.  If mailing to the lodge, the address is Hancock Lodge #311, Attn: Essay Contest, Post Office Box 3408, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027

Essay Contest Question and Rules Page

Essay Contest Question and Rules Page

Winners.  All winners will be notified prior to March 1,2016.  The Title Page must therefore be legible.

Title Page (Entry Form).  Download and print the Title Page.  See Essay Contest Question and Rules page for additional details.

Essay Topic. The question to be answered is “How does your personal involvement in serving others make a positive impact, whether in your community, your nation, or your world?”

Method of Submission.  The Title Page and Essay (original and one copy) must be delivered in paper form either in person to a representative listed below or by US postal mail to the mailing address above.

Presentation of Awards.  All students who enter the contest, their families and friends are welcome to attend the award and recognition ceremony to be held  on the evening of Thursday, March 3, 2016.   The winners will read their essays and receive their awards.  More information to be provided via this web site and via mail to the entrants in early 2016.

Representatives.  If you have questions or want to make arrangements to drop off your essay, please contact either Rick Reichert at 913-727-3577 or Ross Perkins 913-680-5537 or use our online contact form at the bottom of this page.


Kansas Masonic Foundation

Sponsors.  This essay contest is a Kansas Masonic Lodge Community Outreach Program sponsored by the Kansas Masonic Foundation in support of Masonic Lodges throughout Kansas and their surrounding communities.  As a resident in or near Fort Leavenworth, you could not have better friends than the Masons of Hancock Lodge #311 A. F & A. M.

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