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March 10, 2014MARYVILLE, Mo.  |  By: Andy Campbell

MERIL's 20th Anniversary Essay Contest

Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living (MERIL) is celebrating 20 years in the region.
To celebrate, the organization has announced the "MERIL's 20th Anniversary Essay Contest."
The Chief Brand Operator for MERIL, Deb Powers, says they launched the contest during March, to celebrate National Optimism Month.

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The essay is designed to teach youth about how their thoughts and actions affect those with disabilities.
MERIL says essays will be accepted from youth in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
The deadline for submissions in "MERIL's 20th Anniversary Essay Contest" is April 30, 2014.