|Joel and Carolyn Senter|
Young Sherlockians have additional time to show their stuff.
The Beacon Society, a scion of the Baker Street Irregulars devoted to introducing Sherlock Holmes to young people, has extended from February 1 to March 1 the deadline for submitting entries in the second annual R. Joel Senter Sr. Memorial Essay Contest.
The contest is open to students in the 4th-6th grades, 7th-9th grades and 10th-12th grades. Contestants must read a Sherlock Holmes story from the Canon and then compose an essay on that story. What a great pandemic project! Details and rules are posted on the Beacon Society website (www.beaconsociety.com).
Cash prizes (1st - $300, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $100) and award plaques are presented to the winners in each category.
The Senter Essay Contest memorializes our late friend Joel Senter, and is primarily funded by his widow, Carolyn. Funds generated by the recently published A Three-Pipe Christmas will also support this great cause.
If you know a student who is eligible to compete – and you probably do – please spread the word!