‘Promote The Vote’ Contest

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – Mississippi’s Secretary of State has launched a contest celebrating the bicentennial with a look to the future.

Delbert Hosemann announced the “Promote the Vote” art and essay contest during a stop at this government class at Tupelo High School.

The program asks students in grades k through 12 to write an essay, focusing on what he or she considers to be an important future issue facing their region.

The arts contest asks students to illustrate what impacts them the most in their region of the state.

“It’s a big deal and we want kids to dream, we want them to tell us where they want Mississippi to be, you know, we’re just here on a four year contract and the future is sitting in these chairs here at Tupelo High School,” said Hosemann.

The Secretary of State’s office has created an electronic publication titled “A Bicentennial History of Mississippi.”  Winners in each age caterory will get a 100 dollar savings account, and they will attend an awards ceremony at the capitol in February.

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