In this area, Advance Lodge 114 of Florence will be receiving entries from area high school students that wish to participate.
The topic for this year’s essay contest is titled, “Is there such a thing as global warming? Explain your rationale.”
The winner of the Advance Lodge 114 contest will compete for scholarships that can be applied at a tax-supported accredited university, college, junior college or vocational-technical school in Kansas.
Scholarships will be forwarded to the student’s school of choice upon confirmation of their enrollment.
A total of $12,000 will be awarded. First place will receive $4,000, second $3,000, third $2,000 and fourth $1,000. Each of four honorable-mention winners will be awarded $500.
Juniors and seniors in area public high schools are encouraged to contact Harvey Wells, who serves on the education committee of the Florence Lodge, or their high school office for details of the contest.
Essays must not be longer than 500 words.
Only winners on the local level are eligible to represent a lodge at the state level.
Essays must be submitted to the local Masonic Lodge on or before Nov. 19 to be judged for the statewide competition.