High school essay contest
The Bill of Rights Institute, of Washington, DC, will award U.S. high school students cash prizes totaling over $60,000 during the 07-08 school year in the "Being an American" essay contest.
Essays should answer: "What civic value(s) do you believe are most essential to being an American, and how can you personally put those values into practice?"
Students in grades 9-12 and are either attending public, private, religious, or charter schools, being home-schooled, or participating in a GED or correspondence school program but are no older than 19 years of age are eligible to enter the contest.
The essay should be no more than 3,300 characters.
Deadline is Dec. 3, 2007. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2008
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