FRA sponsors an annual essay contest to promote the spirit of Americanism and patriotism among our country’s youth. FRA's Americanism Essay Contest is open to all students, grades 7 through 12, including those who are home schooled. Students are invited to submit a 350-word essay through an FRA member or local FRA branch before the December 1st deadline. Local winners are forwarded for competition at the regional level and regional winners compete for national prizes.
The grand national winner receives $1,500. Other winners receive $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place, and $500 for third place. Each national winner will receive an attractive plaque citing his/her achievement, and every entrant judged at the national level receives a certificate of recognition. Prizes may be awarded to students winning at local and regional levels of competition.
Find a Sponsor:
Find the branch closest to you in the drop down list and click "select" to see the address. This is where you will send your completed essay and cover sheet.
Download the flyer from the link below (you can fill out the contact information on your computer before you print it!) and post it proudly wherever appropriate--high schools, on-base education offices, commissaries, exchanges, on-base community centers, etc.--to get the word out (you may need permission to post in some locations).
Essay Contest Poster
Essay Cover Sheet
Congratulations to the 2022–2023 FRA Americanism Essay Contest Winners!
OVERALL WINNER: Molly Neal, Branch 294, South East Region
Grade 7 Winners
1st place: Elizabeth Schlatter Branch 124, Northeast New England Region
2nd place: Benjamin Wu Branch 104, Northwest Region
3rd place: Genevieve Miranda Branch 070, Southwest Region
Grade 8 Winners
1st Place: Brynn Gullin Branch 146, Northeast New England Region
2nd Place: Katie Labao Branch 302, Southwest Region
3rd Place: Jalen Meads Branch 293, East Coast Region
Grade 9 Winners
1st Place: Molly Neal Branch 294, Southeast Region
Molly Neal - 9th Grade - 1st Place.pdf
2nd Place: Annabel Marshall Branch 24, East Coast Region
3rd Place: Lilly Anna Flygare Branch 251, South Central Region
Grade 10 Winners
1st Place: Anna Dollar Branch 34, Southeast Region
2nd Place: Sophene Avedissian Branch 302, Southwest Region
3rd Place: Justin Glasow Branch 208, East Coast Region
Grade 11 Winners
1st Place: Ariana Perez Branch 302, Southwest Region
2nd Place: Erin Stenros Branch 214, Northeast New England Region
3rd Place: Bayleigh Guidry Branch 251, South Central Region
Grade 12 Winners
1st Place: Morgen Davis Branch 185, West Coast Region
2nd Place: Charlotte Wallace Branch 055, Northwest Region
3rd Place: Caleb Gargus Branch 105, North Central Region