Students can honor school heroes

Trenton Thunder

The Trenton Thunder professional baseball team and the New Jersey Education Association are sponsoring a student essay contest open to all New Jersey public school students.

The topic of the contest is “My hero works at school.” Students are encouraged to write a short, but thoughtful essay about a school employee that has positively impacted them. Essays should be no more than 250 words.

Three winners will be selected. Each winning student, the school employee he or she writes about, and a total of eight of their family members and friends will be guests of NJEA and the Trenton Thunder at the Thursday, Aug. 19, 2014, Thunder home game (NJEA Back-to-School game).

Each winning student and the school employee he or she writes about will participate in pre-game ceremonies and receive commemorative certificates. (Participants should be available to attend the game – no substitute dates are available.)

Entries must include the student’s name, home address, parent’s name and phone number, school name and address, teacher’s name, and grade level.

Send entries to:

NJEA-Thunder Essay Contest
Attention: Dawn Hiltner
PO Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211

Submissions must be received by May 15, 2014.