The American Veteran Essay Contest

A mother and her school-aged son have teamed up to expand on a project initiated by his middle school teacher. Lynn and Reid Geddie created the American Veteran Essay Contest after her son was tasked with interviewing a veteran for a school assignment.

The American Veteran Essay Contest requires applicants ages 13-17 to write a story about a veteran that served from WWII to the present. The writer is tasked with describing how the veteran has been a role model and how that person has “shown the power of one” to make a difference in the lives of others. Essays can be no longer than 1000 words.

Winners of the contest will be announced at the end of this month with one lucky applicant winning a trip to Mission Quest at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robbins, Georgia.

Learn more about this contest and how you can get your children involved in it next year.