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  Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Miss South Boston, Essay and Poster Competitions Begin

     Michael P. Bare, President of the South Boston Citizens’ Association proudly announces that the 2006 Miss South Boston Competition, as well as the 230th Annual Evacuation Day Essay and Poster Competitions, are now open.  Entrants are encouraged to join in the competition.

    The top prize in the Miss South Boston Competition is $1,000, generously donated by the Mt. Washington Bank of South Boston. Young women from the ages of 14 to 18, who are residents of South Boston, are invited to enter the competition to find the young woman who best personifies the qualities of self-improvement and civic commitment that are the hallmarks of the award. Numerous other prizes, donated by local businesses, will also be awarded to all finalists.

     Miss South Boston for 2006, along with winners in the Essay and Poster contests, will be announced during the Association’s Historical Exercises at the Gavin School Auditorium on Monday, March 13th.

     All interested young women between the ages of 14 and 18, inclusive, are asked to please submit a brief letter stating their intention to enter the competition, along with their age, address and telephone number. A photo may be submitted but is not necessary. Competition officials will then notify entrants about preliminary judging procedures. Materials should be submitted as soon as possible to SBCA, Attention: Sharon O’Dwyer, P.O. Box 74, South Boston, MA 02127.

     The Essay and Poster Competition will feature a First Prize of $250. Second and Third Place winners will be selected in each of the three categories. Winners in Second and Third Place categories will receive Mt. Washington Savings Accounts in the amounts of $150, $100, respectively. In addition, a Certificate and a SBCA Dorchester Heights Commemorative Cachet & Coin will be awarded to three Runners Up, in each category. All prizes will be presented during the Historical Exercises on Monday, March 13th, at the Patrick Gavin School  

     Jack Forbush of the Mt Washington Bank, and Kevin Delahanty of the Dorchester Heights Association, are Co-Chairmen of  the Essay and Poster Competitions.  In addition, Jack Canavan and Dave Connolly from the South Boston Literary Gazette and Dan McCole, Norman Crump, Ann Marie Norton, Carol Masshardt, and Robert Emmett Dunlap from the South Boston Arts Association, have volunteered their services as co-chairs. They  will be working with Jack Forbush, Kevin Delahanty and the Association in contacting all schools in South Boston to organize, promote and judge the Essay and Poster Contest.”

Mike Bare, SBCA President added, “Our poster contest theme this year for students in grades 5 through 8 will be :“South Boston’s Historical Landmarks”, and our Essay portion of the annual competition has as themes; For students in grades 5 through 8: “What Evacuation Day  Means To Me? and for students in grades 9 through 12:  “South Boston’s Role in the War of Independence”. These may be revisited themes but they aptly relate the essence of our educational mission of, raising awareness of South Boston’s History to our young folks.” Bare finished. 

     All entries should bear, in an attached envelope, the contestant’ s name, school and a means of contacting the entrant, and should be submitted no later than Thursday, March 10 th , at 5p.m.. All entries may be mailed to P.O. Box 74, South Boston, MA 02127, or can be picked up at schools by a representative of the Citizens’ Association. Please call 617-817-5862 for pick-up requests by Wednesday March 8. 

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