Deutscher Verein announces essay contest

The Jasper Deutscher Verein is sponsoring an essay contest in conjunction with the German-American Day dinner and German Heritage Award presentation.

The contest is open to all seniors in the four county school corporations. The winner from each school also will read their essay at the German-American Day dinner on Oct. 4 at the Schnitzelbank Restaurant in Jasper.

The topics are “What does German Heritage mean to me?” or “What is my role in preserving and promoting our German Heritage in Dubois County?” The winner from each school will be awarded a $250 scholarship, sponsored by German American Bank.

Interested students may obtain more information from their English or German teachers, or contact Sandy Wehr at 812-482-2055 or The deadline for entry is Sept 7.

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