Former educator and current Sherburne County Commissioner Rachel Leonard is sponsoring an essay contest for Baldwin Township high school seniors who are graduating this spring. A $300 award will be given to the grand prize winner, $200 to second place and $100 for third. If you are a Baldwin resident and a high school senior please submit your entry of 400 to 500 words describing the importance of local government in our daily lives. Entries will be taken up to June 8 at the town hall. Winners will be announced in the July Baldwin newsletter.