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Dysart Partners with City of Surprise for Essay Contest
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Dysart Partners with City of Surprise for Essay Contest
DYSART SCHOOLS - Dysart Unified School District is partnering with the City of Surprise to host a “My Surprise” Essay Contest for Dysart students in grades 3-12. Entries are due by Monday, November 29, 2021 and three winners will be recognized.

Essays must address the question “Why is ‘My Surprise’ an ‘Extraordinary’ community to be a part of?” and may not exceed 500 words. Entries will be evaluated based on understanding of city services/amenities, creativity, clarity, sincerity of thought, and proper grammar. Essays must be typed and submitted as a digital PDF to the student’s campus essay coordinator. There is a limit of one entry per student. 

One winner will be selected by the City of Surprise in each of the following grade bands: 3-4th grade; 5-8th grade; and 9-12th grade. Winners will be celebrated by local leaders at a City of Surprise Council meeting, and a Dysart Unified School District Governing Board meeting, and will receive gift cards to local businesses. 

Students interested in participating or learning more should contact their campus coordinator, or email [email protected].