United Way of Miami County is sponsoring an Essay Contest to help kick-off their 2017 Fall Campaign

Each Grade Level (9-12):

1st prize $10.00 gift certificate and Large Pizza from Casey’s General Store

2nd prize small pizza from Casey’s General Store

Overall Winner:

$100.00 gift certificate

Winners will be awarded their prizes on Tuesday, November 21 from 4:00 – 4:10 p.mat Community Resource Building, 13 E. Main St., Peru, IN. 

Writing Prompt:  United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Miami County.  “If I were given the chance to identify and improve a problem in my community, I would…”

The United Way website might offer some insight and ideas on how to answer the prompt at Deadline for entries will be Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at the United Way office.  All entries have to be printed off, no electronic submissions. Please have someone drop off the entries at the United Way office located at 13 E. Main Str., Peru, IN. Please make sure your student lists their first and last name as well as a contact number along with the school’s name on each of the student’s pages in order; to avoid confusion.  The essay must be typed and include a minimum 250-word count.  All entries are the property of the United Way and could be published. If you have any questions, feel free to call the United Way office at 765-473-4240.



Remember, if you are a 21st Century Scholar or on Free/Reduced lunch, stop by the Guidance Office for a fee waiver for the SAT and ACT.  You are allowed two waivers for each one.


Guidance Department

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Mrs. Heather Adams

School Counselor

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Mrs. Janet McManus

Guidance Director

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