Ready, Set, Go! The Annual Sheri Capehart Animal Essay Contest Kicks Off Nov. 30!
By Animal Services
Posted on November 29, 2021, November 29, 2021

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The Sheri Capehart Animal Essay Contest kicks off Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021! The contest, in its 21st year, is open to all students who live in Arlington in 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th grade who attend either public, private, or home school.

Essay Topics:

Grade 3: If you could make up a holiday for animals, what holiday would it be and how would you celebrate it?

Grade 4: How do you think animals communicate with people?

Grade 5: If you could make one rule for the world to follow about animals and everyone had to follow it….what would that rule be?

Grade 6: In 2060 how will animal shelters be different than they are today?

Click here for essay contest rules, requirements and locations accepting entries.

Essay entries may be submitted beginning on Monday, January 10, 2022 and ending at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022. No hand-delivered entries accepted after 5 p.m. on the final day of the contest

  • Only one essay per student is allowed.
  •  Previous winners of the Animal Essay Contest are ineligible.
  •  Submitted material must be original, must not exceed 500 words, and may be either handwritten or typed.
  •  Students must reside within the City of Arlington.
  •  Cover sheet must be stapled to essay, and contain student’s name, address and phone number, school, grade and teacher’s name, and the names of your two favorite books. 

A first, second and third place winner will be selected from each of the four grade levels listed above. Each winner will receive a Kindle Fire HD compliments of Spring Creek Barbeque and the City of Arlington. Winners will also receive a $100 savings account compliments of EECU, Spring Creek Barbeque and the City of Arlington.

Best wishes to every student that participates! 
Click here to visit the Animal Essay Contest website.

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