Foster City 50th Anniversary Essay Writing Contest

To celebrate Foster City’s 50th Anniversary, the Foster City Historical Society sponsored an essay writing contest in collaboration with the City of Foster City.

PROMPT: An essay should reflect the writer’s personal outlook on life as gained through personal experience, but it must not be an editorial/opinion piece, a proposal to solve an existing geopolitical problem or a dogmatic expression of opinion. Stories in these categories may be written in any narrative point of view and must not exceed 3000 words in length. As related to the 50th Anniversary of Foster City, it would be anticipated such an essay could address a variety of topics, including to, but not limited to: one’s own personal experiences growing up here in Foster City, one’s thoughts and recollections on current life here in the city, the lifestyle you live, and including examples of really nice things you enjoy here plus some things that could be improved, and finally thoughts one could have about the future of our city. What should be our future vision including goals you would like to see accomplished in coming years?

Link to Essay Contest Poster

The below students/participants will be recognized on the evening of the March 21, 2022 City Council Regular Meeting. 

Consistent with Government Code Section 54953, this City/District Meeting will be held via teleconference in addition to in person. To maximize public safety while still maintaining transparency and public access, members of the public can observe the meeting from home or attend the meeting in person. Information on how the public may observe and participate in the meeting will be available on: https://www.fostercity.org/agendasandminutes.

Essay Writing Contest Entries

“Untitled”
8th Grade
Bowditch Middle School

“Foster City: My Forever Home”
10th Grade
Hillsdale High School

“Why I Love Foster City”
5th Grade
Audubon Elementary School

“My Journey Through Foster City”
6th Grade

Bowditch Middle School

“Foster City 50 Essay”
10th Grade
Hillsdale High School

“Untitled”
6th Grade

North Shoreview Montessori