April is “National County Government Month” and the County Commissioners’ Association of WV (CCAWV) will host their annual essay contest for eighth grade students across West Virginia.
There are monetary awards for first ($500), second ($300) and third ($200) place student winners. There is also a monetary award ($500) for the first-place winner’s Teacher to be used for classroom activities.
Student participants are asked to type a 500-word essay entitled How Does My County Commission Make Life Better For Me? A committee of commissioners and CCAWV Staff will serve as judges of the contest. All entries must be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019 to qualify.
Winners will be announced by April 29, 2019.
For a list of rules or any additional information, please contact the County Commissioners’ Association of West Virginia at 304-345-4639 or