The National World War II Museum is pleased to announce the theme for its 2011 Student Essay Contest: Why should we remember Pearl Harbor?

The contest has two entry divisions: Middle School (grades 5–8) and High School (grades 9–12). Winners receive a cash prize and recognition on the Museum website.

As in years past, the Museum does not want research papers. Students’ essays will be judged foremost for their originality, clarity of expression and adherence to contest theme, as well as their historical accuracy, grammar, spelling and punctuation. WWII Museum staff will read and evaluate entries.

All essays must be submitted through the Museum Essay Contest web page. No essays will be accepted through the mail.

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