Hocker discusses high school essay contest


I have some important information for constituents in the 38th District. If you know a student who is currently a high school senior, please encourage them to enter the Legislative Essay Scholarship contest.

This is a great opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of American history and earn money for college. The First Place Winner A new topic is selected each year and focuses on events, people, philosophies, technologies, governments or ideals in American history, from approximately 1770 to 1860.

Students this year must submit an essay of between 500 and 2,000 words on the topic: “E Pluribus Unum: Is this motto adopted in 1782 relevant to our country today?”

Each representative and senatorial district in the state may award one nonrenewable $1,000 college scholarship. All district winners will compete for three statewide nonrenewable awards of $10,000, $7,500 and $5,000.

The deadline is 4:30pm on Friday, Nov. 30. Students are encouraged to apply online at www.doe.k12.de.us/dhec or contact their school’s guidance office for more information.

I would like to see a record number of applicants this year in the 38th District. Good luck!

State Rep. Gerald W. Hocker (R-38th)