Margaret Chase Smith Library calls for essay contest entries

Feb 16, 2020

Skowhegan — The Margaret Chase Smith Library has announced the topic of its 24th annual essay contest, with entries due by April 1.

As the Pine Tree State commemorates the past during its bicentennial year of 2020, the library invites Maine high school seniors to look to the future and share ideas of how they would propose to make the state “the way life should be” for young people so that more of them will choose to live in a place with one of the oldest populations in the nation.

Prizes are $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, $250 for third place, and five $50 honorable mention prizes. Decisions will be announced by May 4.

For more information, visit the library’s website at or contact John Taylor at 474-7133.

Located in Skowhegan, the library is owned by the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation and operated under its auspices by the University of Maine. The Margaret Chase Smith Library is an archive, museum, educational facility, and public policy center devoted to preserving the legacy of the late Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, promoting research into American political history, advancing the ideals of public service, and exploring issues of civic engagement.


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