Essay contest open to teens

How will you “be the change” in 2013?

That’s the topic of an essay contest being put on by Naval Base Ventura County Child and Youth Programs (CYP).

Youth 12 to 18 years old who have not yet graduated from high school are invited to enter the contest. Their parents must be active duty military personnel, Department of Defense civilians paid from appropriated or non-appropriated funds, Reservists on active duty while training, Department of Defense contractors or active duty Coast Guard.

Essays must be turned in by Jan. 18. The maximum length is 500 words.

The question can be addressed in one of three ways:

On a philosophical level, what needs to be changed in 2013 in your community, city, state, country or the world?

On a personal level, what will you do to make a change in yourself in 2013?

How have you already helped change the world, and how can you spread your message to others in 2013?

Essays must be typed, and the writer’s name, age, sponsor’s name and phone number must appear at the top of the first page. Essays must be printed out and turned in to one of the three CYP youth centers: Port Hueneme, Bldg. 1487; Point Mugu, Bldg. 150; or Catalina Heights, Camarillo, Bldg. 1124.

One essay will be selected as the winner and the writer will receive a bicycle. The winner will be notified by phone, so it is imperative that the phone number on the essay is correct.

For more information, call Jake Munyon, youth program director, at 982-5182.

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