…and from the “You Can’t Win If You Don’t Play” Department

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Honoring young people in middle and high school for outstanding volunteer service to their communities.  You might win a sizable cash prize, a trip to Washington, D.C., and a chance to inspire other young people to get involved in volunteering. The application deadline is November 6.

http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc

 

Go Orange for No Kid Hungry Essay Contest

Is your school, troop, sport team or club participating in Go Orange for No Kid Hungry and want to win up to $500?  Your group could win by participating in the Go Orange for No Kid Hungry Essay Contest.  In 500 words or less, participants must answer the following question: “Why is ending childhood hunger in America important to you?”

To submit your essay, email your response and a photo of you or your group rocking the color orange to NoKidHungry2@strength.org.  Title your email “2012 Go Orange for No Kid Hungry Essay Contest.” The contest opens September 9th at 12:01a.m. EST and closes September 24th at 11:59 p.m. EST.  When submitting your essay, be sure to include your full name and age.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three essays in two age categories: under the age of 15 and ages of 15-21.

  • First: $500 cash prize
  • Second: $250 cash prize
  • Third: $125 cash prize

 

DAR American History Essay Contest 2012: Theme – Forgotten Patriots Who Supported American Struggle for Independence

Focus on the groups, including African-American, Native-Americans, Hispanics and others who provided military, patriotic, and public service support of the American Revolution.  The contest is open to all students in 5th – 8th grades.

Dealine is November 9, 2012

For more information, call: Mrs. Mangelly at 706-798-1831

 

John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Essay Contest

Students are asked to write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Students should use at least five varied sources such as newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews, including one non-internet source, to address the following topic: 

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a United States elected official that took place during or after 1956. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.

The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas.  Essay submissions for the 2013 contest will be accepted starting September 1, 2012. The contest deadline is Saturday, January 5, 2013

http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx