Writing Contest


Open to all Hays Consolidated Independent School District middle school students.

Students may submit an essay using the prompt below.


Essay prompt:

Write an essay explaining the importance of clean and reliable water for you and your community. Please include ways in which the community can protect its water sources.



  • One winner from each grade will receive a $100 Visa gift card.
  • The grand prize winner will receive a $500 Visa gift card.
  • The winning essay will be published in the Hays Free Press.


Essays must be submitted to swwcwritingcontest@gmail.com by February 13, 2020 at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced the week of February 24, 2020.  






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