Commodore Barry Club Essay Contest

The Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn has announced an opportunity for college undergrads with an interest in Irish-American history.

It is calling for short research papers on the life of Commodore John Barry, and in particular, how Barry met the various challenges he encountered in his life.

The contest opened on Wednesday, January 22, and will close on February 26. All entries must be submitted electronically to the Commodore Barry Club website by no later than that date. Papers will be read and judged by a panel of educators who know the subject matter.

The first prize is $500; the second prize is an all-expense-paid trip for two to the Commodore Barry Memorial dedication in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9-10.

The first and second prize winners will be invited to deliver their papers (8 minutes maximum) at 11 AM on Tuesday, March 11 at Commodore Barry Park, at Flushing Avenue and Navy Streets. The presenters will then be invited to join the Club for the luncheon following the event.

For more information, call 718-833-3405, visit the website, or contact public relations director Brian Kassenbrock at 718-748-0624 / kassenbrock@verizon.net.

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