Using quotes and passages from philosophers, theologians and
humanitarians, substantiate your position on the moral and ethical
responsibilities that accompany freedom.
Drawing on your own experience or on that of someone you know,
detail how one personís humane decisions/actions have impacted
another individual or a society in general.
Based on history or literature, discuss the role of
"hero" and its potential in the realm of humanity.
WHAT: High School students in the
Mecklenburg area are invited to write a 1,500-3,000 word essay that answers
the above question and addresses the issue of freedom and the
responsibility that must accompany it. Essays should include elements
of the three numbered items above and must be original works.
WHO: Public and Private School Students in grades 9-12 are
eligible to enter.
WHEN: The submission deadline has passed. Award
recipients will be notified by Monday, February 21, 2000. On
Wednesday, February 23, 2000 awards will be presented by Mr. Harry Wu
at Independence High School.
AWARDS: Two scholarships for travel to China in April 2000 with
Mrs. Anna Wilbanks, CMS teacher will be given, one each to the two top
Judging and RULES: All entries will be judged by a panel of
professional teachers and writers experienced in the writing of high
school students. The Echo Foundation reserves the right to not award a
prize if the submissions received do not meet the qualifications for
entry. All entries must be typed. No entries may be faxed.