AEW 2022-2023

2022-2023 American Education Essay Contest

Every year in celebration of American Education Week the Carlisle Area School District sponsors an essay contest for students in grades 4-12. Each winner receives a bronze medallion, certificate of recognition, their name inscribed on the winner plaque which hangs in the winner's school, and a gift certificate from Whistlestop Bookshop bookstore in Carlisle. 

Elementary School Video Celebrating American Education Week

To view the elementary school-based word splashes, as shown in the video, click from the school list below:

 Bellaire  Crestview Hamilton   LeTort  
 Mooreland   Mt. Holly Springs   N. Dickinson    

Middle School:
Steve Irwin is quoted as saying, “I believe education is all about being excited about something.” Identify and explain how a teacher or community member has generated excitement about a concept that made you want to learn. What character traits did he or she have that drove you to achieve? You may use any medium in which to respond to this prompt, including, but not limited to essay, video, song, PowerPoint, poem, etc.

Lamberton Middle School: Riley Killinger's Essay

Wilson Middle School: Carolee Bream's Poem

High School:

The United States has always been a place where words, thoughts and ideas have been allowed to flow and grow, despite the fact that there may be differing viewpoints. The American-born author, poet and historian, Aberjhani, once said, “Democracy is not simply a license to indulge individual whims and proclivities.  It is also holding oneself accountable to some reasonable degree for the conditions of peace that impact the lives of those who inhabit one’s beloved extended community.”  Write a thoughtful and well-organized essay in which you explore what Aberjhani means by this.  Provide evidence from your personal and educational career where you have seen this philosophy at work.

Carlisle High School, Grade 9: Joelle Pritchard's Essay

Carlisle High School, Grade 12: Naydean Massie's Essay