The Sacramento County Office of Education is accepting submissions for an essay contest designed to honor local military veterans. The winning high school student will receive a $500 college scholarship, courtesy of SAFE Credit Union. The 2013 Operation Recognition Scholarship essay theme is "How ordinary citizens can honor veterans."
Contestants must be high school juniors or seniors who currently attend public high school within Sacramento County. The 500-word essay, along with a cover letter, must be received by the county Office of Education by April 26.