Miami Herald Features AILA South Florida’s Celebrate America Contest

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Photo: The Miami Herald

Photo: The Miami Herald

The Miami Herald published an online article today featuring the Celebrate America Fifth Grade Creative Writing Contest, sponsored locally by AILA South Florida.

Highlighted in the Friends & Neighbors column, the contest calls upon area youth to express why they’re glad that America is a nation of immigrants.

Check out the full piece below and encourage any 5th graders you know to enter!



Members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association of South Florida are calling on fifth-grade students to enter a creative writing contest to discuss their personal challenges, family histories and immigration experiences.

The winner of the local contest will be entered into the 17th annual Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest that is open to fifth-graders nationwide.

South Florida teachers and students should submit entries by the recently extended deadline of March 14. Visit for online submission information and more about the history of the contest and awards.