Legacy Place Debuts Literary Legacy Scholarship Competition

Furthering its role in the local community, Legacy Place, based in Dedham, Massachusetts and one of New England’s premiere open-air shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, debuts the Literary Legacy Scholarship Competition.  The new program invites local high school students to hone their journalism skills and compete for one of four $500 scholarships by interviewing a business at Legacy Place and writing a 400-word article about it.   The scholarship competition is open to any junior or senior attending a high school located within a 10-mile radius of Legacy Place in Dedham. www.legacyplace.com/info/literarylegacy


Students participating in the competition will be paired with a participating business found within Legacy Place, such as L.L. Bean, Levi’s, Pandora, Orvis, Whole Foods Market, King’s and Merrell Shoes.  Once the student is matched with a business, they interview the store manager or designated colleague to discuss topics for the article and determine a mutually agreeable topic, such as a business trend, the store’s use of social media, fashion or food trend or an upcoming event. Approved articles will be posted to LegacyPlace.com and evaluated by five judges for creativity, journalistic quality, use of photos and videos, and promotional efforts.


“We’re absolutely delighted to introduce this scholarship competition and have every intention of growing it into a program that enhances local high school students’ writing skills and sense of business while also affording them with a chance to be financially rewarded,” says Joan Jolley, Marketing Director of Legacy Place.


“This is a phenomenal opportunity for local juniors and seniors,” says Dedham High School Principal Ron McCarthy, “Legacy Place has created a fun, educational and unique hands-on program for students. We are grateful for the opportunity.”


To participate in the scholarship program, students can apply via the Legacy Place website at www.legacyplace.com/info/literarylegacy between January 23, 2014 and April 1, 2014. Articles must be submitted by May 1, 2014 to be considered. Literary Legacy program updates and students’ work can be followed on Twitter, @LegacyPlace, #LiteraryLegacy. 


ABOUT LEGACY PLACE: Located at the intersection of I-95 and Route 1 in Dedham, MA, the 675,000-square foot Legacy Place shopping, dining and entertainment center is anchored by Whole Foods Market, L.L. Bean, Showcase Cinema de Lux and Kings. Dining options include Aquitaine, Legal C Bar, Met Bar & Grill and Yard House.  For the latest fashions and can’t miss essentials for everyday life are exciting retailers J. Crew, H&M, Banana Republic, lululemon athletica, Williams-Sonoma, The Paper Store and Anthropologie to name a few. Opened in August 2009, Legacy Place is a joint venture of National Amusements and WS Development. For more information, news and announcements, please visit www.legacyplace.com; or follow Legacy Place on Twitter, @LegacyPlace


ABOUT WS DEVELOPMENT: One of the largest privately owned retail development firms in the United States, WS Development develops, owns, manages and leases an extensive portfolio of over 85 properties, totaling more than 20 million square feet with an additional 4 million square feet under development. At each of its lifestyle centers, power centers, community centers, and mixed-use developments, WS owns and commits to long-term investments, forging relationships that rest on trust, respect, and teamwork. For more information please visit www.wsdevelopment.com and follow WS Development on Twitter, @WSDev 


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