Matthew McCloskey Memorial Award

Matthew McCloskey Memorial Award
Posted on 05/12/2017
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Students who are currently enrolled in the sixth grade at the Caroline L. Reutter School

Theme:  Character Education and Leadership

Students will respond to the following prompts:

a. What does the term character mean to you and why is it important to display positive character?
b. Explain either how you have or how you plan to utilize personal leadership in an attempt to assist your community.

The Matthew McCloskey Memorial Award provides a platform for a students’ personal reflection and an opportunity to utilize the Writing Standards for the Township of Franklin Public Schools’ sixth grade English Language Arts curriculum. The above prompts have been drafted in accordance with the school’s character education program.


Essays will be evaluated on the following criteria: Content and Organization, Usage of Written Language, Sentence Construction, Mechanics, Response and Personal Connections.

Awards: To Be Decided

The Memorial Award winner will be announced during the 2017 Sixth Grade Moving-Up Ceremony. At this time an award will be provided to the student with the winning essay response.

Submission Directions:
1. Each prompt must be addressed in order to be considered.
2. A typed paper copy must be submitted to the Reutter School Main Office no later than Tuesday, May 30, 2017 by 8 a.m.
3. Attach the Essay Contest Entry Form to the essay upon submitting to the main office.

DO NOT write your name on the essay itself.

Contact Mr. Ted Peters, CLR Principal, at