The Pasco County supervisor of elections is partnering with county schools to sponsor an essay contest for fourth-grade students.
The contest is called "What Freedom Requires Responsibility Means to Me."
The students who write the winning essays will receive a cash prize. The winning essay will be presented as part of the Pasco County Schools second-annual district-wide Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11.
The essay should be at least 500 words and should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6.
Officials say they hope the contest will teach children the importance of civic duties and encourage parents to vote.