SAMPLE COVER LETTER FOR JUDGE
Re: _______County/State Level Judge
Thank you for agreeing to judge the County/State level of the (7
grade essay project “Secrets”.
Students have written about the importance of sharing information with a trusted
adult on many sensitive subjects. Over the years, entries have discussed depression,
suicide ideation, relationship violence, substance abuse, eating disorder, cutting,
bullying weapon carrying, etc.
The exercise of essay writing permits students to share information in a thoughtful
and reflective manner. At the same time, it provides an opportunity for mental health
education and for behavior rehearsal for the school/community when working on
appropriate disclosure skills.
Enclosed are ____ top winning entries, history and overview, criteria information and
rating sheet. Please fax back your ratings before ____________ to
__________________. The fax number is located on the rating sheet.
The award ceremony will be:____________________________
(Your organization) would be delighted if you could join us and share your
impressions of the project and celebrate the winning writers (authors). Confirmed
speakers include the following:
Representative: APA District Branch
Representative: State Medical Society
Representative: Mental Health Association
Representative: Department of Education/School Board
Representative: Student Support Services
Representative: School Nurse/Librarian
Legislators & Public Officials
Thank you for your participation.