Shelby County Coin Club announces essay scholarship competition

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SIDNEY — The Shelby County Coin Club has announced that it will accept essays in its annual scholarship competition through March 31.

Seniors who will be graduating from high school in Shelby County or who live in Shelby County and will be graduating from Upper Valley Career Center are eligible to apply by submitting a 500-word essay.

The topic of the essay should be “Should the phrase, ‘In God We Trust,’ continue to be used on U.S. currency? Why or why not?”

The writer of the first-place essay will receive $500 and a 2017 American Eagle silver dollar. The writer of the second-place essay will receive $200 and an American Eagle silver dollar.

Winners will be notified April 10 and will be required to attend a coin club meeting, April 13, to read their essays.

Essays must be typed, double-spaced and must not have the writers’ names on them. Writers should include cover sheets listing their names, addresses, schools and telephone numbers. Essays and cover sheets should be mailed the Gary Yates, 1142 Huron Court, Sidney, OH 45365.

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