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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: November 30, 1999

LegiSchool Announces Everyone Counts! Essay Contest

Ten junior and senior high school students from throughout California will win the chance to meet with state leaders in the CSUS LegiSchool Project's Fourth Annual Student Journalism Summit Essay Contest.

The essays should address how an accurate census count will affect Californians in one of four areas: education, healthcare, infrastructure or reapportionment. Essays should include how participating in the census can improve the lives of all Californians.

Winners will receive roundtrip travel to Sacramento on Tuesday, March 21, where they will take part in a day-long Student Journalism Summit. The day will include participation in a student-run press conference with members of the Legislature, lunch, VIP tours at the State Capitol and the Golden State Museum, and an afternoon roundtable discussion with journalists.

Submissions must be double-spaced, 750 words or less. They must include the student's name, address, phone number and high school. Entries must be postmarked by January 28, 2000 and submitted to: CSUS, Center for California Studies, Essay Contest, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6081.

The LegiSchool Project is a civic education collaboration between the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento and the California State Legislature.

More information is available by contacting Kolleen Ostgaard at (916) 278-6906.


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