300 the birthday of John Woolman!

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The John Woolman Memorial of Mt. Holly, NJ, is pleased to announce

the 300th birthday of John Woolman!

As part of our celebration, we are hosting an essay contest.  The student who writes the best essay will be awarded $100 and will read the essay as part of the Woolman Birthday Celebration on Sunday, October 18, 2020.   The contest is open to all students in grades 7 through 10. 

Essays may be emailed to woolmanmemorial@gmail.com and must be received by September 1, 2020.  Please include your name, contact information, and school.  We will confirm receipt of your entry.  The essay should be double spaced and may be no longer than three pages.  Please note – we are not looking for an autobiography.  We are interested in compositions about the impact on Woolman’s life and work today.

Suggested topics include:

  • How did he impact the community around him and how is his work still important today?
  • What was his legacy?
  • What does his life mean in 2020?
  • What were his contributions to human betterment?
  • What is the span of his outreach and spirituality?
  • What was his relationship with Native Americans and/or enslaved people?

Good Luck!

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