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Student essay contest under way

PORT HENRY - Mountain Lake Services will sponsor an essay contest open to all students within Essex Count to highlight Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March. In an effort to raise awareness, essays should be focused on the theme of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

There will be three grade categories: grade 3 - 5, grade 6 - 8 and grade 9 - 12.

Essays should be no longer than 250 words. Judging will be completed by individuals from Mountain Lake Services, including individuals with disabilities. Return all entries by Feb. 26, to Mountain Lake Services, c/o Melissa Newell, 10 St. Patrick's Place, Port Henry 12974.

The winners of the contest will be honored and presented with their awards in late March.

For information contact Melissa Newell, Community and Staff Relations Manager, at 546-3381 ext. 50.

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