Son Tours’ Eighth Grade Washington, DC Essay Contest


Son Tours recently launched its annual essay contest that allows students to win prize money for an upcoming educational school trip. This year, its participants included the eighth graders of Kearsarge Regional Middle School of New London, New Hampshire. Contest participants had to write a 350 – 500 word essay regarding an upcoming eighth grade school trip to Washington, DC. The essay contest required students to describe how the trip would benefit their education, including listing various important locations they would visit, such as the U.S. Capitol, the Holocaust Museum and the Smithsonian.

The winning essay, entitled “How Will My Son Tours’ Educational Tour to Washington, DC Enrich My Life?” was written by Alyssa Penrose. Her prize included all expenses paid for the trip, as well as $150 of spending money to use on the tour.

Caleb Hasey won second place, as well as $100 of tour spending money, while Kendall Mattice took third place and won $75 of tour spending money. Andrew Tucker won an honorable mention.

The comprehensive list of winners for the 8th grade Washington, DC essay contest is as follows:

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