2002-03-13 / Political Page

Hevesi Announces Essay Contest

High school juniors and seniors in New York State who are expecting to graduate by June 2002 or 2003 are eligible to enter the third annual college scholarship essay competition sponsored by the state American Irish Legislators Society, state Senator Daniel Hevesi announced.

The Forest Hills lawmaker said entrants must write a 1,000-word essay on the theme "The Impact of the Irish on the American Labor Movement." In addition, entrants must submit a letter of nomination from a teacher or guidance counselor.

Scholarship awards of $1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place will go to the winners. The funds must be used at accredited New York state colleges.

Deadlines for entries must be postmarked no later than April 30 and must be submitted to Scholarship Review Committee, American-Irish Legislators Society, Legislative Office Building, Room 648, Empire State Plaza, Albany, N.Y. 12248.

For more information, call Hevesi’s office at (718) 544-9750.

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