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Essay Contest

Giving Thanks to our Healthcare Heroes

5th Grade Essay Contest

Tell us why you are thankful for our healthcare heroes & win money for your classroom!

Healthcare workers include doctors, nurses, therapists, x-ray technicians, pharmacists, and so many more!

Below are some ideas to get you started:
• Why are healthcare workers heroes?
• How has a healthcare hero helped you or your family
• Why are you thankful for the work they do?

Contest Rules:

  1. Open to any fifth-grader in the Wabash Valley who attends a public or private school in the Wabash Valley. (Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vigo and Vermillion counties in Indiana and Clark, Crawford & Edgar counties in Illinois.)
  2. Essay must be typed and no more than 500 words.
  3. Student’s name, school and teacher’s name must be included on the submission.
  4. Essay must be emailed by noon on Friday, Oct. 30 to
  5. Essays will become the property of Union Health Foundation.

How It Works:

  • Union Health Foundation staff will review all submissions and select the Top 5 entries.
  • The Top 5 entries will be posted on Union Health Foundation’s Facebook page from Nov. 16-Nov. 30.
  • The top 3 essays with the most shares and likes by noon Nov. 30 will be the winners and announced on Giving Tuesday (Dec. 1, 2020) on the Foundation Facebook page.
  • First place will receive $400 for his/her classroom; Second place $200, and Third place $100.

Download a copy of the rules.