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IVCC opens submissions for 2020 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest

OGLESBY — The submission period for Illinois Valley Community College’s 2020 Paul Simon Student Essay Contest is open.

The student who best describes “How IVCC has changed my life” will win $300 and read their essay at the May 16 commencement.

All currently enrolled full- or part-time IVCC students are eligible. Essays must be 500 words or less and be submitted as an attachment to The deadline is noon on Friday, Feb. 28.

The winning essay will be forwarded to the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) for consideration in the statewide contest. One essay from the ICCTA pool will be chosen for a $500 award for fall 2020.

Contact Fran Brolley at ext. 466 or for information.

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