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Fernandina Pirates Essay Contest

Mar 22, 2017 02:00AM
Every year the Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc. holds a scholarship essay contest for all Nassau County, Florida high school seniors. There are two separate awards this year. In addition to some extra booty for college, the Pirates have developed an award for any student who will be entering military service. Entering either contest is simple. All contestants must submit an essay to the Pirates Club, in early April, of at least 750 words on the subject of pirates or pirating: past, present or future, complete with proper citations and references.

The winning entry for the college bound student will be made directly to the winner’s chosen school upon acceptance and must be applied to tuition and/or books. The winning entry for the student entering military service will receive a check for $500.00 upon completion of basic training. Proof of completion is required. The winner(s) must be available to join the Pirates on the Main Stage during the “Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival” for a formal announcement, public relations photos and of course to grab the booty! For more information visit