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Richard K. Meyers
South River History High School Essay Contest

(sponsored by the South River Historical & Preservation Society, Inc.)


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Richard K. Meyers
Richard K. Meyers

The Richard K. Meyers South River History Essay Contest is sponsored by the South River Historical & Preservation Society, Inc. and is made possible through contributions from Richard Meyers' wife, Judith Zinis, and his brothers, Bruce and Lee Meyers.

 

The contest is open to all graduating high school seniors who are planning to continue their education and who reside in South River or are attending South River High School.

 

To be eligible for the award, students must submit a typed essay of no less than 1,000 words (approximately two pages, single-spaced in 12 point font) describing something that took place in South River in their lifetime. An event need only be of significance to the student; it need not have been a major event in South River's history.

 

Essays will be judged by members of the South River Historical & Preservation Society and will be added to the permanent collections at the South River Museum – Old School Baptist Church. Judging will be based solely on merit, and any awards will be at the discretion of the judges.

 

All submissions must include the applicant's full name, address, phone number, and email address, as well as school name, expected date of graduation, and date of submission.

 

Richard K. Meyers was a graduate of South River High School, a dedicated Professor of English, and a Past President of the South River Historical & Preservation Society, Inc. He helped many students learn to write and value their education and enriched the lives of those who knew him.

 

Award amount: $500
Deadline date: April 15, 2014
 
Awards available:
 
§ One for a senior graduating from South River High School
§ One for a senior who resides in South River and who is graduating from a school other than South River High School
 
Applicable Majors: All fields of study
 
Submissions must be sent both via email and in print form.
 
Email the electronic version to: southriverhistory@gmail.com
 
Mail the paper version to:
 
South River History Essay Contest
South River Historical & Preservation Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 446
South River, NJ 08882

 

List of Winners

2013 Bridget LaPlante, South River High School
2013 Rebecca Walsh, Bishop George Ahr High School