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Alexandria Corcoran
B: 1922-08-17
D: 2017-04-25
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Corcoran, Alexandria
Jung Kim
B: 1924-10-20
D: 2017-04-25
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Kim, Jung
Andrew Klause
B: 1927-08-17
D: 2017-04-23
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Klause, Andrew
Marie Mazzocchi
B: 1921-09-19
D: 2017-04-21
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Mazzocchi, Marie
Joseph Armas
B: 1939-07-18
D: 2017-04-17
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Armas, Joseph
Anna Serbin
B: 1921-10-19
D: 2017-04-14
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Serbin, Anna
Elizabeth Wadosky
B: 1944-09-23
D: 2017-04-09
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Wadosky, Elizabeth
Richard Weber
B: 1931-03-21
D: 2017-04-09
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Weber, Richard
Robert Hemmerle
B: 1927-12-09
D: 2017-04-09
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Hemmerle, Robert
Ruth Geiss
B: 1926-12-20
D: 2017-04-08
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Geiss, Ruth
Anthony Gianfrancesco
B: 1927-03-08
D: 2017-04-06
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Gianfrancesco, Anthony
James Woodside
B: 1922-06-17
D: 2017-03-30
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Woodside, James
Florence Sadusky
B: 1921-09-06
D: 2017-03-28
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Sadusky, Florence
Dolores McCarthy
B: 1926-12-23
D: 2017-03-19
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McCarthy, Dolores
Chae Choe
B: 1925-09-21
D: 2017-03-17
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Choe, Chae
Sun Kim
B: 1918-03-05
D: 2017-03-08
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Kim, Sun
Mary Biddle
B: 1932-03-14
D: 2017-03-06
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Biddle, Mary
Rita Clark
B: 1926-11-27
D: 2017-03-05
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Clark, Rita
Carol Dube
B: 1933-11-24
D: 2017-03-04
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Dube, Carol
Joseph Dillon
B: 1931-05-01
D: 2017-03-04
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Dillon, Joseph
Betty Schoppe
B: 1933-12-20
D: 2017-02-22
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Schoppe, Betty

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Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest

Kirk & Nice Community Outreach, a program of Kirk & Nice Suburban Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park and Kirk & Nice, Inc. at George Washington Memorial Park, will host an inaugural Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest. Entry deadline for this essay contest is April 30, 2017.

Open to all Bucks County area middle and high school students, contest entries must be presented in a personal essay format with 500 to 525 words on the true meaning of Memorial Day. Six winners of this contest will share cash prizes totaling $1,600!

Final judging and selection of winners will be made by a committee selected by Kirk & Nice Community Outreach. Decision of judges are final. Results will be announced May 29, 2017 at the Essay Contest Awards Ceremony at Kirk & Nice Suburban Chapel Funeral Home in Feasterville. Winning essays will be featured on Kirk & Nice's websites, social media pages, and other related print and electronic media.


Official Contest Rules CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RULES [PDF]

1. Eligibility: Entrants must be middle or high school students enrolled in the Bucks County, PA area School District. Entries from private, charter and home schools will also be accepted.

2. Format: Entries must be presented in the format of a Personal Essay, between 500-525 words, using a double-spaced 12-point font and must include a bibliography (not included in the word count).

3. Topic: “The True Meaning of Memorial Day”. Students are encouraged to discuss the essay theme with teachers, parents and friends. The essay should be positive and clearly focused on the theme. Teachers and parents may check essays, but the content of the essay must be that of the student.

4. Research: Research is essential in creating a quality essay. Please cite library resources, Web URLs with access dates, and personal interviews.

5. Bibliography: The bibliography must cite at least two references. Entries that do not include a bibliography will be disqualified.

6. Essay Entries: Must be submitted and received between April 1 and April 30, 2017. Entries cannot be acknowledged or returned, and they become the property of OUR Funeral Home. Essays should be mailed to: Kirk & Nice Suburban Chapel, Attn: Community Outreach Dept., P.O. Box 11508, Philadelphia, PA 19116. Entries must be accompanied by a 3x5 index card, attached but not stapled to essay containing the following information: contestant’s name, mailing address, phone number, name of school, grade level (ex: 8th grade; 10th grade), student ID number, and name of parent/guardian who will accompany contestant at the May 29, 2017 Essay Contest Awards Ceremony.

7. Evaluation Process: Winning essays will be selected on the following basis:

>25 points—Originality and creativity
>25 points—Compliance with the assigned topic
>20 points—Factual accuracy
>15 points—Grammar and organization of content
>15 points—Scope of research

8. Awards: $500 will be awarded to one each middle and high school first place winner; $200 will be awarded to one each first place runner-up at middle and high school levels and $100 will be awarded to one each second place runner-up at middle and high school levels. Each winner and his/her parent/guardian must be present to receive their prize. Winners will be notified prior to the May 29 Essay Contest Awards Ceremony.

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