When I Grow Up Essay Contest


As part of the annual When I Grow Up Essay

Contest, SMART529 invites teachers to emphasize

the importance of higher education in their

classrooms and enter to win!

Tell us how you will use the SMART529 Essay

Contest in your classroom and win $2,500 cash

for…a vacation, shopping spree, new TV or even for

classroom supplies.

Consider the following ways to help your students:

  • Distributing the SMART Family Newsletter

delivered to all WV elementary school students.

  • Using the SMART529 When I Grow Up Essay

Contest in classroom assignments (one of your

students could win $500 or $5,000 in a SMART529

plan, and your school could win $500 cash).

  • Communicating the importance of higher

education as a family goal and letting parents know

about the SMART529 program.

The deadline to submit entries is Friday,

February 26, 2016.

Learn More at SMART529.com/teachers



Robert “Joey” Wiseman Jr.

Executive Director

WVDE Office of Middle/Secondary Learning


Building 6 Room 603

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, WV 25305-0330

304.558.5325 P

304.558.1834 F