Lincoln news for Oct. 24

LINCOLN — Fifth and sixth graders at LCS will honor veterans with a special Veteran’s Day assembly on Friday, Nov. 8, at 8:15 a.m. in the multipurpose room. All are welcome to attend.
The Lincoln selectboard is again sponsoring the Walter S. Burnham Community Award in response to the Burnham Legacy set out in the 1919 will of Lincoln resident Walter Burnham “for rewards of merit for school children of said town of Lincoln.” The award is for service and is not based on academic achievement. 
The $500 award is based on an essay of no more than 500 words written by the applicant in answer to the question, “How have you contributed to the wider community of Lincoln?” In addition to the completed essay, each student must submit the cover sheet, which includes contact information and a brief biography. A panel of judges will read the submitted essays and choose the winner to be honored at the Burnham Music Series in May 2020.
High school juniors and seniors who are Lincoln residents or live in surrounding towns are eligible to submit essays. Those who have contributed to Lincoln community life but have moved from Lincoln are also encouraged to submit essays. Specific information is available through the Mt. Abraham School Counseling Office, Lincoln Library, the Lincoln Town Clerk’s Office, and the Lincoln Town website. The submission deadline is Sunday, March 15.

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