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National Sojourners - Due Date: Sunday Jaanuary 15, 2017

National Sojourners 2017 Essay Contest

This “Authorized Cover Sheet” Must Be Completely Filled Out for the Essay to be a winner!!!


1st Place $2000 Check and National Sojourners Plaque
2nd Place $1000 Check and National Sojourners Plaque
3rd Place $500 Check and National Sojourners Plaque

Theme – George Washington’s Thoughts on Patriotism Today

Background: George Washington, Surveyor, General of the Continental Army, first President of the United States of America, gentleman farmer and Patriot is attributed to the following quotes on Patriotism:

“The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism. It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.”

“Guard against the impostures of pretended Patriotism.”

“It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a portion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it.”

“How soon we forget history. Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force. And, like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”


What do you think George Washington would say about the role of patriotism today, and how would you go about helping others to understand what it means to be an American?

Rules & Essay Details

Essay contest is open to students currently in the 9th to 12th grades, including home schooled students

Submit essay to your local National Sojourners Chapter using this “Authorized Cover Sheet,” filled out clearly and completely

Each Chapter submits a maximum of 3 essays to National Sojourners Headquarters, received at National by Jan. 15th, 2017

Mandatory - Essay must satisfy the following requirements to be winners - Mandatory

Must be typed, 300 – 500 words long, & include word count; Must cite & footnote facts/quotations & include bibliography

Must include student’s name on first page of actual essay and on bibliography [for tracking purposes]

Must be turned into and forwarded by your National Sojourners Chapter to be selected as winners

Student Information – Must Be Filled Out Completely

First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

[Please use “nmi” for “no middle initial”]

Home Telephone Number [required for contact]: ___________________________________________________ Word Count - Mandatory: ____________

Home Mailing Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Home Address Continued: ________________________________________________________________Email:________________________________________

Your School’s Name: ______________________________________________________________ Your Year in School [9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th]]: _____________

Chapter Information – Must Be Filled Out Completely

[1st Chapter Hint: Fill Chapter Information out completely and neatly before copying form for local distribution.]

[2nd Chapter Hint: Please make sure the MANDATORY rules outlined above are followed, as an essay does not compete if it is not complete. Thanks.]

National Sojourners Chapter Name and Number: ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Chapter Point of Contact Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Chapter Point of Contact Home Phone Number [required for contact]: __________________________________________________________________________

Chapter Point of Contact Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Chapter POC Address Continued: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Open To Students Currently Enrolled In 9th to 12th Grades And Home Schooled.
See Application for specifics.

Chapter Information - Must Be Included On Application and Filled Out Completely
National Sojourners Chapter Name and Number:  Tinker Chapter No. 43
Chapter Point of Contact Name:  Mr. Dan Burchett
Chapter Point of Contact Address:  4800 Northwest 48 Avenue
City, State, Zip:  Norman, OK  73072-1201
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