The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) sponsored the I’m a Child of Appalachia™ Essay Contest open to all 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students located in the 29 counties of Appalachian Ohio. The contest asked students to focus on what it means to grow up in Appalachian Ohio and is intended to help middle school students think about the beauty and benefits of living in Appalachia.
Muskingum College has donated its services and helped the Foundation publish a booklet containing the top 40 essay entries. These contestants and their teachers have received copies of the booklets and order additional copies from the College for $3 a piece. To do so, please download the order form and mail it to the address provided.
Also, a PDF of the essay booklet is available for download. Please contact the Foundation with any questions.