Write Essays, Enter Scholarships, Qualify for Extra Credit!
- Submit an entry to the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest (with up to a $20,000 first prize). To qualify as extra credit, you must complete the essay according to the contest guidelines AND you must submit evidence that you have entered your essay into the contest. Extra Credit will only be awarded if I deem you have adequately prepared an essay worthy of submission. You must submit the essay to the appropriate TurnItIn submission folder by January 3, 2017. Your submission should include a screen shot of your contest entry. You can earn 25 extra credit points in the CCA Points category. (You are able to compete in the contest without doing so through our class.)
- Enter the Prindle Institute High School Essay Competition, which can earn you up to $300. Same rules apply as above, but this essay is worth 15 extra credit points in the CCA Points category. The due date for this Extra Credit opportunity is January 15, 2017.
- You can enter the United States Ninth Circuit Civics Contest (with up to a $2000 prize for first place, plus travel to San Francisco to the Circuit Court’s location). The essay topic relates to Japanese American Internment. The contest opens on February 1, 2017, but you can prepare your essay for submission early in order to earn extra credit for class. You can earn up to 25 extra credit points in the CCA Points category. The due date is January 25, 2017.
YOU MUST HAVE ALL WORK SUBMITTED (EVEN IF LATE, AND EARNING A ZERO GRADE) IN ORDER TO EARN EXTRA CREDIT. ALL EXTRA CREDIT IS ENTERED INTO THE CCA POINTS (PARTICIPATION) CATEGORY AS "EXTRA PARTICIPATION."