Scholarship Essay Contest

In recognition of Public Works Week, Wright Recreation & Environmental, Inc. is announcing a scholarship/essay contest:

Eligibility – Any student enrolled in 11th grade in a public, private, cyber or parochial school, or who is home schooled in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania is eligible to participate. Students MUST prepare essays without assistance and provide a statement to that effect on the last page. All essays MUST have a COVER PAGE containing the following: the essay title; student’s name, address, telephone,Ø & email address; school name and address; parent or guardian’s name, address andØ phone number; student’s signature.

Awards – The First Place Winner will be awarded a $100 scholarship and recognition at the Wright Township Board of Supervisors public meeting. The Second Place Winner will receive a certificate of recognition. The Third Place Winner will receive a certificate of recognition.

Deadline – May 4, 2020

Submission – via email ( , hand delivery or regular mail (received by May 31, 2019 at 4pm) to 321 S. Mountain Blvd.

Contact for Information – Pamela Heard at

Details – The APWA theme for 2019 National Public Works Week is “It Starts Here” This theme represents the many facets of modern civilization that grow out of the efforts put forth by the public works professionals across North America. What starts here? Infrastructure starts with public works… Growth and innovation starts with public works… Mobility starts with public works… Security starts with public works… Healthy communities start with public works… The bottom line is that citizens’ quality of life starts with public works.

Using one of these prompts or your own prompt but keeping to the theme, write a 500 word essay (approximate length) which demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of the work done by municipal government public works employees.

Judging – Essays will be rated on applicability to the theme, content, organization, style, and convention.