McDonald's Chief Standing Bear Essay Contest


Click here to view an application form detailing essay requirements. 



 Our 2013 winners are Emily Hernandez, Raven Turner, Azure faull-Goodman, Anna Weeks and Makena Callam.





The purpose of the essay contest is to generate awareness in our youth and community of the many accomplishments of the Ponca Chief Standing Bear.  Last year each of the four winners received a Kindle e-Reader, a $25 McDonald's Arch Card, a framed copy of their winning essay, and had the opportunity to read their essays at the 2012 Chief Standing Bear Breakfast in Omaha, Nebraska on May 12th, 2012 in front of over 700 attendees.  McDonald’s published winning essays on tray liners that were distributed in Nebraska restaurants (click here to view the trayliners).  Last year we expanded to invite more age groups to submit essays including elementary school (4th, 5th grade), middle school (6th-8th grade), high school (9th-12th grade), and college students.  

Here is a list of McDonald's Restaurants that carried the tray liners with winning essays printed on them:


13708 Q St

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha – 13th Street

2760 S 13th Ct

Omaha, NE 68108

Omaha – 36th & Bellevue

3609 Summit Plaza Dr

Bellevue, NE 68123

Omaha – 40th Street

122 S 40th St

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha – 42nd Street

3909 S 42nd St

Omaha, NE 68107


1410 S Washington St

Papillion, NE 68046


3330 S 10th St

Lincoln, NE 68502


1028 Saunders Ave

Lincoln, NE 68521


6500 O St

Lincoln, NE 68510


10201 S 21st St

Bellevue, NE 68123

Omaha – 84th & I-80

3606 S 84th St

Omaha, NE 68124


2641 Ticonderoga Dr

Lincoln, NE 68521

Grand Island I

1317 W 2nd St

Grand Island, NE 68801

Grand Island II

3323 State St

Grand Island, NE 68803

Hastings I

1510 N Burlington Ave

Hastings, NE 68901

Hastings II

900 West J St

Hastings, NE 68901

Hwy II

5800 Old Cheney Rd

Lincoln, NE 68516