Submissions for 2017 BACC Red, White, and Blue Scholarship Essay competition due Wednesday, Oct. 18


The Bullard Area Chamber of Commerce has opened its annual patriotic scholarship essay competition and is now seeking entries.

The application process for the 2017 BACC Red, White, and Blue Patriotism Essay Competition began last month. The purpose of the competition is to honor American veterans and the sacrifices they have made to ensure freedom.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to point graduating seniors toward the importance of Patriotism and the effect it has on their lives,” said Peggy Jones, BACC Marketing and Membership Director. “This essay gives seniors the chance to truly reflect on the value of our veterans, the rights and privileges we each enjoy day after day, and the cost it requires to preserve those rights.”

According to Jones, possible essay topics for the Red, White, and Blue Patriotism Essay Competition can include: “What is Patriotism?” and “What does patriotism mean to you?”.

The scholarship will be available to all graduating seniors in the Bullard area, including students attending Bullard High School and The Brook Hill School. The application will be available on the BACC website,, as well as in local high school counseling offices.

A first prize of a $1,000 college scholarship, and a total of two $500 runner-up college scholarships, will be awarded based upon an evaluation process, which includes the applicant’s essay paired with their community service participation.

The scholarship application must be received by Wednesday, Oct. 18 and can be mailed to the Bullard Area Chamber of Commerce at P.O. Box 945, Bullard Tex., 75757, or submitted via email at

The winner of the 2017 BACC Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Essay Competition will be announced Monday, Oct. 30, and will read their winning essay at the 2017 Bullard Red, White, and Blue Festival, to be held Saturday, Nov. 4, throughout the city of Bullard.

For more information about the 2017 BACC Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Essay Competition, contact Jones at (907) 727-8520 or


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