MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION
During 2009, two contests were co-sponsored by the Michigan Commandery in commemoration of President Abraham Lincoln 200th Birthday Anniversary:
State-wide Abraham Lincoln Essay Contest
The State of Michigan Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Committee in partnership with the Michigan Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States held a statewide student writing contest commemorating Abraham Lincolnís 200th birthday. There were three essay contest levels: Level 1: Grades 5-6, Level 2: Grades 7-8, and Level 3: Grades 9-12. Information on the rules for the contest may be accessed by going to: Essays about Lincoln Contest.
The Essay Contest winners and their essays are presented below:
Grand Rapids, Michigan Public Schools System Lincoln Poster/Essay Contest
The State of Michigan Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Committee in partnership with the Grand Rapids, Michigan Public School System and the Michigan Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States also sponsored a Lincoln Poster/Essay Contest.
The contest was open to 5th, 8th and 9th grades in the Grand Rapids Public School System. The Poster/Essay contest was kicked-off on February 12, 2009 with entries to be turned into teachers by March 2, 2009. Winners were chosen on April 1, 2009. An awards program was conducted at the Grand Rapids School Board meeting on May 4, 2009.
***May 4, 2009 Awards Ceremony***
Additonal information on how the program was conducted is available by accessing the following page:
****Grand Rapids Lincoln Poster/Essay Contest****