State senator hosts Lincoln essay contest for students Lincoln essay contest open to fourth- and fifth-graders

Daily Herald report
Updated 12/15/2019 3:24 PM

State Sen. Ann Gillespie and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum are holding an essay contest for students in the 27th Senate District about the 16th president.

Fourth- and fifth-graders are asked to write an essay answering the question, "What is Abraham Lincoln's greatest accomplishment and how is it relevant today?" Seventh and eighth graders are asked to answer the question, "What lessons learned from Lincoln's life and public service can be applied to government and politics today?" Essays can be submitted to Gillespie's district office, 120 W. Eastman St., Suite 207 in Arlington Heights, or at All submissions should include the student's name, school, home address, and contact information for their parents.


The deadline is Jan. 27. Winners will be announced on Lincoln's 211th birthday on Feb. 12.

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