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Published December 19 2010

HCSCC holding essay competition

The Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County is sponsoring a “My Journey, My Story” essay competition for students ages 13 to 19 who are immigrants or whose parents are immigrants.

Students are invited to write an essay about their own experiences coming to or living in a country different from their parents’ country of origin.

The best essays in each competency level will be included with a special exhibit at the Hjemkomst Center in January along side the traveling exhibit “Becoming American: Teenagers and Immigration.”

The winners’ photos will appear with the essays and the winners’ classes will receive free admission to the museum for a class visit.

Students can obtain a submission form from their school English teacher. Deadlines are Thursday and Jan. 31.

Submissions can be mailed to Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County, Hjemkomst Center, P.O. Box 157, Moorhead, MN 56561-0157.

For more information, e-mail Maureen.Jonason@ci.moorhead.mn.us.