Sen. Bernie Sanders launches essay contest

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to hear from Vermont high school students about what they feel are the major issues facing the country.

Sanders' fifth annual State of the Union essay contest is designed to engage Vermont high school students an essay of 250 words to 500 words detailing their own view of the state of the union.

A panel of Vermont teachers will judge the essays.

The finalists will have their essays entered into the Congressional Record and join Sanders for a round-table discussion.

The winner will also have the opportunity to invite Sanders to their school for a student town hall meeting.

Since the contest was first held, more than 1,150 Vermont students have participated.

The deadline is Jan. 9.

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