FRA sponsors an annual essay contest to promote the spirit of Americanism and patriotism among our country’s youth. FRA's Americanism Essay Contest is open to all students, grades 7 through 12, including those who are home schooled. Students are invited to submit a 350-word essay through an FRA member or local FRA branch before the December 1st deadline. Local winners are forwarded for competition at the regional level and regional winners compete for national prizes.
Find the branch closest to you in the drop down list and click "select" to see the address. This is where you will send your completed essay and cover sheet.
Download the flyer from the link below (you can fill out the contact information on your computer before you print it!) and post it proudly wherever appropriate--high schools, on-base education offices, commissaries, exchanges, on-base community centers, etc.--to get the word out (you may need permission to post in some locations).
FRA Essay Contest Flyer
Congratulations to the 2016–2017 FRA Americanism Essay Contest Winners!
1st Place Emma Richards Branch 55
2nd Place Jonathan Lustig Branch 226
3rd Place Eduardo Florez Branch 126
1st Place Mandy Yang Branch 175
2nd Place Kharley Emma Redmon Branch 105
3rd Place Hannah Frost Branch 275
1st Place Olivia J. Hayes Branch 99
2nd Place Cavan McIntyre-Brewer Branch 106
3rd Place Leah Schemenauer Branch 137
1st Place Macey Deruelle Branch 275
2nd Place Rachel Butler Branch 44
3rd Place Mathew Vu Branch 175
1st Place Julia Dahlke Branch 70
2nd Place Vinh Ton Branch 201
3rd Place Savannah Olsson Branch 91
1st Place Riley Dodson Branch 364
2nd Place Taryn P. Murphy Branch 47
3rd Place Adam Skelton Branch 342