Americanism Committee

2017 Lodge Americanism Essay

“ Why Is It Important to Vote”


The entry rules are as follows; Eligible participants must be students enrolled in 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th Grades during the normal 2016-2017 school year. The essay length is not to exceed 250 words and must be typed or legibly printed in ink. The student must submitted their essay for judging to the Lodge by mail, email or presented in person. Entrant must be identified on the Essay by name, home address, grade and current school attending.



The criteria for judging the student essays are based on;

    Originality to the topic

    Development of theme - stays focused on ideas and thoughts don’t ramble.

      Mechanics and neatness - uses proper spelling, grammar and punctuation. 


Deadline for submission is December 16, 2016