Essay Contest

The Mills County Historical Commission places great importance on recording “oral history.” We invite every graduating Senior in Mills County to submit a 500-700 word essay retelling the experiences of a long-time Mills County resident.

NOTICE TO ALL 2018 MILLS COUNTY GRADUATING SENIORS


DEADLINE: May 1, 2018
AWARD: $500 to be given directly to essay winner
JUDGING: MCHC Committee

APPLICATION MUST CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING:

   1. Signatures as indicated
  2. Contact information
  3. Photo of interviewer & interviewee together
  4. Essay relating life of interviewee to Mills County
  5. Documentation as needed
  6. Essay--free of error and ready for printed and online publication
  7. Signed statement of Originality
  8. Signed Statement of Single Submission (just to MCHC)
  9. Signed Publication Releases
10. Postmarked entry to verify deadline

AVAILABILITY OF FORMS AND STATEMENTS:

Packet of Forms and Statements to sign may be obtained from High School Counselors at Goldthwaite, Mullin, or Priddy, or may be printed from MCHC website.

SUBMIT TO: MCHC, P.O. Box 403, Goldthwaite, TX 76844.

NOTE: MCHC Essay Contest replaces the 2010 through 2017 MCHC Scholarships

Recent Essay Contest Winners

(Click the recipient's name to read the essay.)

Year Recipient Interviewee
2018 Adra Mersinger
Normajo Reynolds

Recent Scholarship Winners

Year Recipient Interviewee
2017 Dakota Busby
Bailey Stiff
Kaley Dowell
Coleton Watson
Kendel Hopper
Charles Tommy Head
Tracy Tucker
Ramona Schwartz
Wynona Winters
Glynn Collier
2016 John Duus
Gwendolyn Johnson
Liberty Watson
John Oglesby
Olene Johnson
Steve Jones
2015 Zack Baird
Gatlin Peters
Brynne McCasland
Shelby Wigley
Marilyn Treadaway
Peggy Sanders
June Roberts
Judy Wigley
2014 Jaycie Del Bosque
Alexis Gaspar
Mildred Peters
Billy Hale
2013 Kendall Bumpas Hubert L. Berry
2012 Chelsi Karnes
Kyle Moreland
Mallory Pearson
Patty Johnson
Bill Lindsey
Arnold and June Roberts
2011 William Knight
Joshua K. Wilson
Billie Mozelle Herring
Ruby D. Miles
2010 Jonna Dodd
William Massey
Garret Schwartz
Lee Roy Schwartz
James "Potty" Carter
Lewis Watson

Honorable Mention Essays

2017 Paige Nowell
Zac Gaspar
Robert Womack
C. D. Lindsay