Contest about World War I open to all middle and high school students living in the Appoquinimink School District

The Middletown Historical Society is holding a competition for a historical research paper, open to all middle and high school students living in the Appoquinimink School District.

The cash awards will be in the amounts of $1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for honorable mention.

The research topics will be selected from a list of seven Middletown men and women who participated in the first World War effort, and survived the war.

Papers must be submitted by Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Winners will be announced at the Historical Society Museum on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice.

Rules of the competition and a topic list may be found on the Middletown Historical Society website, www.middletowndehistory.com.

Students who have started or plan to enter the contest should contact David Matsen, dmatsen@verizon.net and state your name, contact email address and phone, and chosen topic to be sure you have all the material the Historical Society has on your selection.