|Students interact with a NJ Hall of Fame Mobile Museum exhibit at the 2013 NJEA Convention.
Who belongs in the New Jersey Hall of Fame? The New Jersey Hall of Fame wants your students to participate in the decision making process. New Jersey public school students are invited to participate in the Hall of Fame Essay Contest. Students are asked to nominate potential inductees – living or deceased – to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Nominations can include famous people as well as ordinary citizens who do extraordinary things. Students should research or interview, if possible, the person they wish to nominate and write an essay no longer than 500 words.
Essays must be typed and double-spaced. The student must include his/her name, age, grade level as of March 21, 2014, address, phone number, parent/guardian’s name, school name, and school district. If the essay is a school project, the student should also include the name of the teacher who assigned the activity. Nominations must be received by March 21, 2014 to be eligible.
Send entries to:
NJ Hall of Fame Contest
NJEA, 180 West State Street
PO Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
Attn: Dawn Hiltner
Or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “NJHOF essay contest” in the subject line.
Entries will be divided into two age categories: Intermediate (grades 4 through 8) and High School (grades 9-12). Entries will be judged by a panel of NJEA members. Winners will be notified in mid-April. Each winning student gets an NJHOF Mobile Museum visit for his or her school.
Legislation to create The New Jersey Hall of Fame passed unanimously in the in the Legislature and was signed into law by the governor in 2005. The Hall of Fame seeks to send a message to children that they can and should strive for excellence in any endeavor of their choosing. By presenting significant and powerful role models, the Hall of Fame when built will be a source of learning, inspiration and hope for all New Jersey children. For more information about the New Jersey Hall of Fame, visit www.njhalloffame.org.