The Commission works to document, commemorate, and preserve the historic legacy of James City County (JCC).
In an effort to further promote and protect the historical heritage of JCC, the Commission is sponsoring an essay contest for WJCC high school students, grades 9-12.
Students who live in JCC or in the City of Williamsburg and attend a public or private school or are home-schooled are eligible to participate.
The essay must be 1,000-1,500 words, four-six pages and double-spaced on one of the following topics: The Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862; Civil Rights Leaders; and Native Peoples.
Award winners will be notified by Friday, May 27 and will be invited to a public JCC Board of Supervisors meeting for an award presentation at a later date.
First prize winners will receive $1,500, second prize winners will receive $500, and third prize winners will receive $250.
For more information on requirements or to apply for the essay contest, visit here.