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KENNEBEC COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY SPONSORS ESSAY CONTEST for High School Juniors and Seniors

posted Mar 6, 2017, 8:10 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 8:10 AM ]

The topic of the essay is:

“An Important Health Issue For Teenagers In The World Today” The essays should be 2 to 3 type-written double-spaced pages in length (3 page, maximum).

The essay should include the following elements:

  • The health issue should be explained.

  • The severity of the health issue should be explored.

  • Potential solutions to the health issue should be offered or explored. NOTE: Addressing the possibility of a solution is an important part of the assignment.

Essays judged on:

  • the ability of the essay to convince the reader that the issue is important,

  • the clarity of the subject exploration,

  • and the craft of the writing, including grammar and spelling.

The scholarships are awards of:

  • 1st Place - $1000

  • Runner Up - $500

  • Honorable Mentions - $100

Mailed to:

  • Maine Medical Association

  • Attn: Lisa Martin

  • PO Box 190

  • Manchester, ME 04351

Entries must be received by Monday, April 10, 2017.

Contestants and their schools will be notified of the winning submissions on May 4, 2017. The awards ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 6:15 PM.

See the attached PDF file for complete information.

Start writing and good luck!