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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 the Meyers family and other donors.

 

The contest is open to all graduating high school seniors who are residents of South River and who are planning to continue their education.

 

To apply for the award, each student 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 his or her 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 the quality of the essays, and all awards will be at the discretion of the judges.

 

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: 1st place - $500; 2nd place - $350; 3rd place - $150
Deadline date: April 15, 2015
 
Eligibility: The contest is open to all graduating high school seniors who are residents of South River and who are planning to continue their education.
 
Applicable Majors: All fields of study
 
Submissions must be sent both via email and in print form.
All submissions must include the applicant's full name, address, phone number, and email address, as well as school name, expected date of graduation, date of submission, and future education plans.

 

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 Previous Winners

2014 Liliya Marach, South River High School
2013 Bridget LaPlante, South River High School
2013 Rebecca Walsh, Bishop George Ahr High School