MSD COVID-19 Student Writing Contest

MSD COVID-19 Student Writing Contest

Monroe School District students,

What has school been like during the COVID-19 pandemic? The Monroe community wants to hear from YOU!

Each year, the Monroe School District mails a community newsletter to all homes within the district's boundaries (see past editions here). That's over 16,000 mailboxes! The purpose of these newsletters is to share information and positive news about our schools, students and staff with all community members.

This past year of school hasn't been like any other before and we want to share YOUR first-hand accounts of what it has been like as students in the next edition of our community newsletter. Many of our community members don't have students in school and are very curious what school has been like for students this past year. Therefore, we are inviting all students to submit a writing piece that may be featured both in the printed newsletter and on our website. At least three entries will be selected, including one from the elementary (K-5), middle (6-8), and high school (9-12) grade levels.

Writing Prompt:

You are living through history. Future historians may look back on the journals, essays and poetry that ordinary people, like you, are creating now to tell the story of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Imagine 100 years have passed and it's now the year 2121. Historians are looking back on a piece of your writing that describes what school was like during the pandemic of 2020-21. In an essay, journal entry, poem, news article or any form of creative writing, describe what school has been like for you as a student during the pandemic.

Writing submissions will only be accepted from students who are currently enrolled in the Monroe School District. Submissions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Not all submissions will be featured in the community newsletter and/or district website. If you have questions, please email