The program includes flag drawing, poster and essay contests that are grade specific and age appropriate. Among those who are qualified, many young people choose not to join or feel no obligation to serve in uniform.
If any external sources are referenced in the essay, they should be cited in the bibliography using correct MLA or Chicago style citations. The Competition closed on June 30, So what can be done? The Department of Defense estimates that 71 percent of the roughly 34 million to year-olds in the United States today would fail to qualify based on the current enlistment criteria because of physical or mental health issues, low education scores, or negative background checks.
Educating our youth about basic American values, history and institutions is the best way to protect the American dream for all of our people. Highly unlikely, and unlikely to work even if it did. Participants may also come through any youth group such as Scouting or from Church Sunday schools.
Students in 6th—12th grades can enter the Essay Writing contest How does a child or young adult participate? Students in kindergarten—1st grade can enter the Flag Drawing contest. Students in 2nd—5th grades can enter the Poster contest.
This essay contest is an opportunity for undergraduate students to express their equally strong belief in American exceptionalism. How do I enter? The program addresses learning standards in civics and presents excellent topics for writing and art assignments, which teachers can incorporate into their classes.
When the United States ended the draft after the war in Vietnam, many assumed that American citizens would raise their right hand, take the oath to protect the country, and serve in uniform out of a sense of patriotism. The essay contest closed on June 30, All of our programs are meant to encourage students to learn about, understand and appreciate some aspect of the American experience.
After the Twin Towers were attacked by terrorists on September 11,this assumption was put to the test — and the result remains a disappointing reality as less than 1 percent of the U.
All school age children, K We are currently evaluating the submissions and will make an announcement here once winners have been selected. Despite the shortage of qualified and willing talent, wars in the Middle East and parts of Africa have placed demands on the military like never before, threatening morale, discipline and effectiveness.
Will Congress bring back the draft? As a consequence, service members must go on multiple deployments as the attrition rate rises faster than recruitment, forcing too many units to rely on unfit, unstable, and unprepared service members who put themselves, their comrades, and our country at risk.
Inspiring a sense of patriotism in American children of all ages and walks of life is the best recruiting strategy for our future military and national defense. Submission Guidelines This essay will be judged—not on the basis of agreement or disagreement with the views of AEL, or on the length of their bibliographies, but on the internal logic, coherence, originality, thoughtfulness, and evidence of sound research.
They may attend public, private, parochial schools or may be home schooled. PleaseStand with us today!The essay contest is sponsored by The Americanism Educational Leaders and Pepperdine University Libraries. Three winners will be chosen, and they will get first prize of $2, second prize of $1, and third prize of $1, amount.
The mission of American Educational Leaders (AEL) is in its strong belief in "American exceptionalism", i.e. that the United States is exceptional in the history of the world.
All of AEL's programs are meant to encourage students to learn about, understand and appreciate some aspect of the American.
The Americanism Educational Leaders and Pepperdine University Libraries sponsor an annual collegiate essay contest. The mission of AEL is in its strong belief in "American exceptionalism", i.e., that our country is exceptional in the history of the world.
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Who We Are. About Us; History; Leadership. National Officers; Department Officers Teachers or youth group leaders hopefully will take the initiative to involve their students. Thank you so much for selecting my essay for the National Americanism Essay Contest on the topic of “Why is it important to vote.
The Americanism Educational Leaders and Pepperdine University Libraries are pleased to announce its annual collegiate essay contest. The mission of AEL is in its strong belief in "American exceptionalism", i.e. that our country is exceptional in the history of the world.
Americanism Education Leaders Essay Contest Scholarship - Maximum Amount: $2, - Application Deadline: June 30, - The Americanism Educational Leaders and Pepperdine University Libraries are pleased to announce its annual collegiate essay contest.
The mission of AEL is in its strong belief in 'American exceptionalism', i.e. that our country is exceptional in the history of the world.Download