Essay contest focuses on Chinese New Year

COAST CITIES — Verizon Wireless is celebrating the Year of the Tiger with an opportunity for students to win money for school.
The company is hosting the Lunar New Year essay contest, where students can enter for a chance to win a $5,000 cash prize, a Samsung Renown Global Phone and a $75 credit for Verizon Wireless service.
Through March 12, students between the ages of 13 and 24 can submit a 500-word essay that answers these two questions:
— What does Lunar New Year mean to you and your family?
— What would you like to accomplish in the Year of the Tiger?
For additional details on the contest, visit


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