Essay Contest for Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Students in 5th, 6th, and 7th Grade

The Patel Conservatory is a having an essay contest,
“Find your Wonderland: what makes your family wonderful?”, for Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. A winner will be selected from each grade level. Each winner will receive:

  • 4 tickets to the Broadway Family Night performance of Wonderland: Alice’s New Musical Adventure on Wednesday, Dec. 2,
  • Complimentary valet parking, dinner for 4 at Maestro’s Restaurant
  • Tuition to a Patel Conservatory class (restrictions apply)
  • Wonderland prize pack
  • 2 tickets to Wonderland for a teacher of the winner’s choice

To enter, students must submit a written essay answering the question “What makes your family wonderful?” in 500 words or less to the Patel Conservatory between Monday, Oct. 5 and Friday, Nov. 6. An impartial panel of judges will select the winners.  

“The topic of our contest, ‘What makes your family wonderful,’ explores the tendency for each of us to drift in our own wonderland—unaware of those around us. We need to take the time to appreciate the wonderful people and joyful experiences in our lives, and share them with others,” said Wendy Leigh, TBPAC’s vice-president of education.

More information is available by calling 813.222.1002, and by visiting

Tampa Parent
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