$300 Essay Award for Eighth-Grade Contest

All eighth-graders are invited to enter in the Moore Republican Women’s essay competition for the chance to win a $300 prize.

Moore Republican Women is a non-profit community organization based in Moore County.  Their group is the largest in the state of North Carolina with about 230 members.

“We really do a lot of good,” President Pauline Bruno said.  “We’re here to bring in speakers and to educate our people.”

The group is comprised of both men and women who are part of the Republican Party.  They are currently looking for new members to join and participate in their monthly outreaches.

“We donate to local food banks, buy history books for local school classrooms, donate to Military Missions In Action, to veterans.  When we send boxes to troops, we’ll send a movie-night themed box with a movie and popcorn,” Pauline explained.

Moore Republican Women also does work on a community level.  They help mothers and their babies in the community.

“They’re just a wonderful bunch of ladies and men,” Pauline said.  “They work hard.  They never say no.  They’re always there to help, always coming up with ideas.  That’s what I like about it.”

For those who wish to join the Moore Republican Women, there is an annual fee of $30 per year.  All questions may be directed to Pauline Bruno at Pbruno46@gmail.com.

The Moore Republican Women’s Essay is open to all eighth graders.  The topic is “What America Means To Me.”  It can be based on America’s founding of how it’s affecting you today.  There are no requirements and no limit on words.  Essays may be emailed to Pbruno46@gmail.com.

All essays must be sent in via email by February 15th.  The winner will receive a $300 prize that is being donated by the organization.  The winner’s essay will then continue to compete at the state level for the chance at an additional $600 prize.