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QUOTE:  “We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”   -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr



 
ESSAY REQUIREMENTS
Essays should not include any information that identifies the student, teacher, principal, or school.  Any essay that includes identifying information will be automatically disqualified.

All essays will be photocopied for judges.  Any essay that is illegible after photocopying will be automatically disqualified.
Essays should be a maximum of four (4) pages. 
Essays may be handwritten, typed, or computer-generated in 12-point Times New Roman font.
Essays must be in English. 
Essays must be the original work of the student.  Parents/teachers/guardians may type or write a student’s work verbatim.
Each student may submit only one (1) essay.  Please submit only one copy, i.e., do not fax and mail the same essay.
Essays must be in black ink on white paper, double-spaced, and on one side of the paper only.
Please number pages at the bottom, i.e., 1 of 4, 2 of 4, etc.
Do not include drawings, references, or other attachments.
Do not use staples.  Use a paper clip to attach the Contact Information Form and the essay.



ESSAY PROMPTS GRADES 1 – 4
What is a good friend to you?  Have you ever been bothered by someone you thought was your friend?  When was a time you were a good friend to someone else?


ESSAY PROMPTS GRADES 5 – 8
Describe a time that you expected someone to speak up about something, but they didn’t.  What do you think stopped them from speaking up?  Would you do the same if you were in their shoes?  Describe some of the feelings associated with speaking up or speaking out?


ESSAY PROMPTS GRADES 9 – 12 & TASC

What are the first thoughts you have when you read the quote?
Does this quote make you think of a specific time or event in your life? Explain?
Does this quote apply to your approach toward life at all? If so, how?