Essay Contest


The city sponsored a 50th Anniversary Essay Contest for students in grades 4-12 on the topic "Why I Love Chanhassen." 

At the June 26, 2017 City Council meeting, the top winner in each age group read their essay aloud, received a Proclamation, and were awarded a $100 cash prize!  Read the winning entries below.

Grades 4 & 5

Grades 6 - 8

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