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2016 Winners

This past year, 2016, was the 150th anniversary of the founding of the US Army’s 10th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Leavenworth.  The Regiment, commonly known as the Buffalo Soldiers, played an historical role in the development of the frontier during the latter part of the 19th century.  Describe the social and/or military impacts this unit, and others like it, had on a growing America, the frontier way of life and the Army during its first 50 years.

We are excited to announce the topic for this year's Essay Contest:


Essay Contest Highlights:

  • Students in grades 9-12 who attend a school within a 20 mile radius of Fort Leavenworth are encouraged to submit an entry.
  • Submissions should be 1000-1500 words, double-spaced, with references.
  • Hardcopy submissions must be received by March 31, 2017. If entry is mailed, it will need to be post marked by March 29, 2017.
  • Winners receive a cash award!