The National WWII Museum’s Annual Student Essay contest will officially begin on January 5, 2015!
This year’s middle and high school essay contest prompt, “How do you define a hero?
Jointly offered with The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA, this course explores the Allied campaign across the Pacific during World War II through the eyes of the soldiers and civilians who lived through it.
Encounter the battles of Midway, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, and more from the vantage point of individuals fighting on the ground, at sea, and in the air on both sides of the conflict.
Learn how the war in the Pacific began, how it was fought and won, and how the combatants and civilians of Japan, the United States, and other combatant nations understood the war at the time.
Study more about the events that led to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the factors that led to President Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb.
The applicant will be notified if his/her entry is accepted.
Essays will be judged for originality, clarity of expression, adherence to contest theme, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Gift of David Lawrence, from the collection of The National WWII Museum.
The National World War II Museum will accept the first 500 valid entries only.