Citizenship Award

Town of Webster 2015 Citizenship Award

The Webster Citizenship Award, previously awarded to a Webster Town resident graduating from high school, has taken a new direction since 2012, inviting more and younger residents of Webster to become involved. This year the $350 award will be given to an essay OR media exhibit showing some aspect of who we are and how we live here: past, present or future.

Project Options (Choose ONE of the two)

  • Write a traditional essay, exploring and celebrating our Town. You might write a narrative essay that includes profiles of Webster Town residents—their stories, their hopes, their values, particularly in the context of town history. Or you might write an analytical essay about some aspect of Town Government and how it relates, for example, to land use, to roads, to taxes, to agriculture, to town services, to elections, to employees, to natural disaster response, to global warming . . . or to some other function of Town Government. The essay should be at least 1000 words, every word contributing something.
  • Create a media exhibit exploring and celebrating our Town: video, audio, PowerPoint, website, photo album with text, maps, performance, artwork, or some other exhibit that can be presented or displayed at the Town Hall.

Applicants must be (or include) a resident of Webster Township, between 10 and 19 years old
Applicants doing a Media Exhibit

  • may be individuals OR teams or school classes (e.g. a 4thGrade class studying Wisconsin history)
  • should have an adult mentor(s) working with them. If you need help, the Webster Citizenship Award Committee will help you locate a mentor and/or help you refine your project (e.g. locate Webster residents to interview, clarify media options, etc.)
  • must have one young person who will be the primary contact person and the person submitting the exhibit

Process for Option #1 (the Essay)

  • Submit your finished essay by May 31, 2015

Process for Option #2 (the Media Exhibit)

  • Write a proposal indicating ideas for the project and who would be involved
  • Send the proposal as a letter or an e-mail to the Webster Citizenship Awards Committee by       April 10, 2015
  • The proposal and the final exhibit must be submitted by a student NOT the adult mentor

Applications and/or questions should be directed to one Webster Citizenship Awards Committee:

  • Susan Johnson, 634-3636 (susan@avalanchelooms.com)
  • Terry Beck, 625-4520 (terr@uwlax.edu)   S3368A Haugrud Ridge Road La Farge, WI 54639

 

Deadlines

Option #1: May 31, 2015—finished Essay due

Option #2:

  • April 10, 2015—deadline for initial Media Exhibit proposal
  • May 10, 2015—final media proposal due (all consulting with the Awards Committee must be done prior to this deadline)
  • May 31, 2015—Media Exhibit completed and ready to be displayed and/or installed at the Webster Town Hall (an extension until the end of summer for the display or installation is possible upon application)

You can download a copy of the 2015 requirements and deadlines here:  2015 Flier.

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