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Posted on: March 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Legislator Drucker Invites Students to Participate in 4th Annual Judy Jacobs Essay Award Contest

Womens History Month Judy Jacobs Essay Award Contest Flyer 2023

(MINEOLA, N.Y.) - In honor of Women’s History Month and the legacy of the late Nassau County Legislator and former Presiding Officer Judy Jacobs, Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D - Plainview) is proud to announce the fourth annual Judy Jacobs Essay Contest for LD 16’s fifth- through eighth-grade students.


In accordance with this year’s theme, “A Celebration of Courageous Women,” students are being tasked with selecting courageous woman in their life and writing an original essay that honors their subject and describes the true meaning of courage. Potential subjects include a parent, teacher, elected official, a community leader, actress, friend, or the author themselves.


“Throughout a lifetime of service to the residents of Nassau County, Judy Jacobs was a fierce and fearless trailblazer who epitomized the definition of courage in all aspects of her life,” Legislator Drucker said. “Through this year’s essay contest, we hope to both Judy’s many contributions and encourage the next generation of leaders to draw inspiration from the ‘sheroes’ in their lives that make the world a better place.”


The deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 13. Contest winners will be announced during an event that is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 at the Jericho Public Library.


Official Contest Rules: 

  • All students in grades 5 to 8 may participate
  • Must reside within Legislative District 16
  • Submissions should be a minimum of 250 words but not exceed 500 words 
  • All submissions MUST be accompanied by a completed Participation Agreement 


Visit for the full contest rules, instructions for submitting entries, and to complete the student participation agreement. Please contact Legislator Drucker’s office at 516-571-6216 or for additional questions.

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