Mid-Shore Board of Realtors Announce Essay Contest

The Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS (MSBR) will hold their annual essay contest for high school students who live in Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties. In 2016 two Dorchester County students, Mya Woods, and Emory S. Wongus were awarded for their essays.  The first-place essay receives a check for $500.00; second place is $200 and third place is $100.00.

For the past five years MSBR has invited high school students who reside in Caroline, Dorchester, or Talbot Counties to participate in a property/real estate related essay contest.  Students are asked to write an original and analytical essay of at least 750 words with a maximum of 1,000 words.   Participants are asked to review a variety of sources including the Bill of Rights, newspaper articles, books and personal interviews.  The theme: The Fair Housing Act was aimed at prohibiting discrimination in rentals or in the sale of a home. Has this law changed home ownership? If so, how?

Independent judges; from each County, read and score the essays.  “The REALTORS at MSBR started this essay contest, because we know home ownership is important and as REALTORS, we abide by high standards of fair housing to all individuals”, noted Martha Witte Suss, MSBR President.  “Our intention is to give high school students an opportunity to research and understand the Fair Housing Act.”

Deadline for entry is Friday, February 17, 2017 and essays can be sent to the Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS office in Easton or e-mailed to msbr@msbrmd.com.  For more information and details go to the website:  www.midshoreboardofrealtors.com.   Call the office if you have questions at 410-822-8767 or stop by at 8767 Commerce Drive, Suite 2, Easton, MD 21601.

The Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS® is comprised of over 400 REALTORS® and affiliates from Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties. The mission of the Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS® (MSBR) is to advocate for its members and the public to preserve the right to own, transfer and utilize real property. MSBR provides its members with resources to conduct business professionally in accordance with the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.