McAsey Holding Annual Poster Contest for Students
State Rep. Emily McAsey invites all local middle school students to participate in her annual poster contest. The contest provides an opportunity for students to express creatively why they love the “Land of Lincoln.”
“As a teacher, I looked for opportunities for my students to learn about history in fun and interesting ways,” said McAsey. “President Lincoln is an important figure in our state’s rich history. Through the Lincoln poster contest students have the chance to learn about his lasting impact on our state and nation, while also honoring his legacy.”
The contest rules are very simple and allow for students to express their creativity. The contest is open to students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade. Posters should be no larger than 11x17 inches and should reflect the theme of “Why I Love the Land of Lincoln.”
The winners will be chosen by members of McAsey’s Education Advisory Committee who will select one winning poster from the district and one winner from each school. The districtwide winner will be invited to spend a day in Springfield serving as an honorary page for the Illinois House of Representatives.
Posters are due to McAsey’s office located at 209 W. Romeo Road in Romeoville no later than Friday, March 15.
“Lincoln was a man who struggled though much adversity but never lost sight of what was right and what was important,” McAsey said. “His resolve is an inspiration that I think all children should study and learn from. This contest provides one way to bring his legacy to life.”
For more information on McAsey’s annual poster contest, please call her full-time constituent service office at (815) 372-0085.