The American Legion Post 78 of Ridgefield is sponsoring an essay contest to promote the principles of Americanism and appreciation of the freedoms that citizens enjoy. All Ridgefield High School seniors are eligible to participate. Cash prizes of $1,000 will be awarded \u00a0for the winning essays. Interested students may obtain a contest entry form at the Ridgefield High School guidance counseling office. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, May 1. \u00a0 For more information, email Dr. John Fisher at email@example.com.