United Announces Essay Contest to Recognize Guam Heroes


Guam – Guam’s hometown airline, United,  has announced an essay contest for middle school, high school and college students as a tribute to the unsung Guamanian heroes whose efforts often go unrecognized.

Students are tasked with writing an essay about a personal Guam hero that has made a positive impact in their lives, maybe a teacher, a coach or a family member.

Each school is asked to select the best essay (based on creativity, quality and content) per category (middle, high school and college) and to submit it to the United City Ticket Office (located on Marine Corps Drive, Tamuning) by 5pm, Friday, March 8, 2013.

In each of the three (3) categories, the hero recognized in each winning essay will win two (2) roundtrip United economy tickets from Guam to any United Airlines destination within Asia, Micronesia or Cairns, Australia. From the three category winners, a grand prize winner will be selected and the school that the winning essay writer attends will win a roundtrip United economy ticket from Guam to any United Airlines destination within Asia, Micronesia or Cairns, Australia.

“United wants to help celebrate and recognize those special people that have made a difference on Guam,” says Quentin Koch, United’s Director of Sales for Guam and Micronesia. “If there is someone who you respect, someone who has made a difference in your life or a difference in the lives of others, then we urge you to write an essay about them and enter this contest.”

The contest is open to all public, private and DODEA schools and colleges on Guam and no purchase is necessary to enter. For further information and complete rules and regulations please visitthe United Airlines City Ticket Office at 219 South Marine Corps Drive, Century Plaza Building, Suite 102, Tamuning, Monday to Friday 10 a.m. -6 p.m. or Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 and will be notified by email, mail or phone. 

About United
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,472 flights a day to 381 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas routes.