The WSPTA Essay Contest is open to all students in K-12 across the state and includes divisions for Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5, and Special Authors. To enter, students write an essay about an influential role model that has had a profound impact on their life. The influential role model must be a real person that the student has interacted with, not a fictional character. These essays, from the students’ perspectives, will serve to inspire and acknowledge amazing individuals. The application deadline is March 1, 2021. Find guidelines, application forms and more here.