American Spirit Project

12th Annual American Spirit Award

In 2021, the award will be open to residents of Pleasant View and North Ogden only. Begun in 2010 as an essay contest for students in the Weber County School District and sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club, hundreds of essays were written and evaluated, and dozens of scholarship awards were given. In 2012, the award was for adults and youth. The awards given in the years 2018 through 2020 were made based on input from peers.

This year, the winner will be chosen from the essays submitted by the residents of Pleasant View and North Ogden only. Entrants must be 16 or older. The theme for the essay is “Why American Spirit Matters.” The essay should be between 200 and 500 words and must be printed using a word processing program or typed out, not handwritten. References must be cited. Please include your name, address, email, and phone number. The deadline for submittal is August 31, 2021. The winner will be notified, and an award of $500 will be given for the winning essay and presented on Patriots Day – September 11, 2021. Now there are two runner-up awards available for $200 each.

CONTACT: Send essays to John W. Reynolds, 28 White Barn Dr. Pleasant View, UT 84414, or email to Text questions to 801-940-3698

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