“And so my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” – President John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961
The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation invites Cape and Islands high school seniors to participate in an essay competition to explain the meaning of this famous quote from President Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, relating the quote to your own civic engagement experiences.
Essays Must Include:
* An introduction that outlines the main ideas of your essay, including your personal interpretation of President Kennedy’s famous Inaugural quote.
* An explanation of your own civic engagement experiences, and how these experiences have helped you become a better citizen today.
* A description of how your civic engagement experiences and efforts relate to President Kennedy’s goal of trying to make a difference in your community, state, and/or country, and how these experiences will shape your future.
* 300-500 words in length
* A completed JFK Composition Application, available at:
* A postmark or email date no later than Monday, April 1st, 2019. Emailed compositions must be submitted as attachments.
* Two winners will receive scholarships of $2500.
* There is a limit of one winner from any school.
Entries must be received by Monday, April 1st, 2019:
* Mailed entries should be addressed to Emily Mezzetti, Education Director,
John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum,
397 Main Street, PO Box 2488,
Hyannis, MA 02601-2488 *
Emailed entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation is a 501-(c) (3) (A1) nonprofit organization.