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Published December 21 2010

Hjemkomst Center sponsors essay contest

The Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead is sponsoring the “My Journey, My Story” essay contest.

Students ages 13-19 who are immigrants or whose parents are immigrants are invited to write an essay about their experiences.

The best essays in each level will be included in an exhibit at the Hjemkomst Center in January alongside the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit, “Becoming American: Teenagers and Immigration.”

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

Those interested in submitting essays should contact their language arts or English teachers for a submission form. Deadlines are Dec. 23 and Jan. 31.

For more information, contact Maureen Kelly Jonason at Maureen.Jonason@ci.moorhead.mn.us.