High-schoolers can enter scholarship essay contest

By: Staff Report
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Protect American River Canyons is sponsoring a new high school scholarship essay contest with awards of $750 for the winning essays.

Students may enter the 2013 Essay Scholarship Contest by submitting an original essay of 500 words or less describing their response to the following question about the North and Middle Fork American River canyons located upstream of Folsom Reservoir, in the Auburn State Recreation Area: “What do the American River and its canyons mean to me and my community, and what should be done to protect them for future generations?”

Contestants must be high school seniors in El Dorado or Placer County, on track to graduate in 2013. Deadline for submission is Friday, April 12. Winners will be announced by May 6.

Essays and an entry form, available on PARC website, must be sent by U.S. mail to: PARC, P.O. Box 9312, Auburn CA 95604

For complete contest eligibility and rules information go to

Protect American River Canyons is a river education and conservation organization dedicated to the protection of the natural, recreational, cultural and historical resources of the North and Middle Forks of the American River and its canyons. The group sponsors a variety of social, river service and educational events each year and remains vigilant to the threats to the river canyons.