SKOWHEGAN – The Margaret Chase Smith Library has announced the theme of the fifth annual Margaret Chase Smith Essay Contest. In recognition of a new millennium, the library invites Maine high school seniors to write on the theme of science and technology.
Mindful of the lessons of history, students should assess the impact advances in areas such as computing, genetics and space exploration might have on American society in the opening decades of the 21st century.
The library will award three prizes: $400 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place. Essays are due Monday, April 2. Final decisions will be announced on May 1.
To submit entries or for information about the contest, contact David Richards at the Margaret Chase Smith Library, 54 Norridgewock Ave., Skowhegan 04976, or call 474-7133.