Students offered chance to win scholarship and VIP tickets to Lincoln Day Dinner event
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., March 26, 2013–– The Oakland County Republican Party announced today that it will host the first annual “High School Lincoln Club Essay Competition” for Oakland County high school students, in conjunction with the 124th annual Lincoln Day Dinner. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and three VIP tickets to the dinner, to be held on Tuesday, May 21 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. Lincoln Day Dinner Chairman David Trott made the announcement.
Interested students will write essays totaling 1,000 words or less about political leadership, inspired by the theme: “Abraham Lincoln chose to do what was right, rather than what was expedient.” Writers may use a variety of sources, including newspaper articles, books and websites. Essays will be judged on writing quality, persuasiveness, historical accuracy and an understanding of the political courage of Abraham Lincoln.
“The Lincoln Day Dinner is an incredible opportunity for Republicans to come together, celebrate our shared values and be inspired,” said Trott. “The essay contest is an extension of this—our goal is to inspire and empower the next generation of Republican leaders by facilitating critical thinking about political issues, contributing to their education and inviting them to take part in one of Oakland County’s oldest and most cherished traditions.”
All essayists must be enrolled in public or private school, or home schooled, and must be residents of Oakland County. Essays are to be submitted via email attachment to David Trott at [email protected] by Friday, April 25 at 5 p.m.
The 124th annual Lincoln Day Dinner will feature Donald Trump, the well-known entrepreneur, political commentator and star of NBC’s The Apprentice, as the keynote speaker. Additional special guests and information, including time, ticket and sponsorship opportunities, is posted on the Oakland County Republican Party’s website at www.oaklandgop.net.