Sam Adams inspires essay contestThe Chicago-based Samuel Adams Alliance wants all 9th-12th graders to know about its essay contest, for which entries are due Oct. 23.
By: Debbie Griffin, River Falls Journal
The Chicago-based Samuel Adams Alliance wants all 9th-12th graders to know about its essay contest, for which entries are due Oct. 23.
Students must answer the question, “What issues would motivate one of our Founding Fathers to action in 2010?” and do it with less than 500 words. An Alliance representative said the organization is excited to see young people’s responses about what issues of today they think would be important to America’s founding fathers.
The winning essay earns round trip airfare for two to Chicago, as well as two tickets to the Alliance’s annual awards gala, The Sammies, on April 17. The Alliance will also publish the winning essay on its Web site: www.samueladamsalliance.org.
The site also contains complete information about the Alliance and its contest. Contest entries can be e-mailed as an attachment to email@example.com.
Four essay-contest runners up will receive a copy of the Mark Puls book “Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution” plus a bobble-head Sam Adams doll.
Samuel Adams, perhaps best known for organizing the Boston Tea Party and as one of the people who signed the Declaration of Independence, also served as a tax collector then politician, as well as an unsuccessful brewer and businessman. One description of him says he “spent a great deal of time in the public eye agitating for resistance.”
“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brushfires in the minds of men.” Samuel Adams, 1722-1803.