High school essay contest announced

Announcing our annual high school essay contest!

The annual MCC U.S. Washington Office essay contest highlights the perspectives of youth on significant public policy issues and promotes the involvement of young people in faithful witness to government authorities.  The contest is open to Mennonite, Brethren in Christ and other Anabaptist youth of high school age and to all youth who attend Mennonite high schools within the United States and Puerto Rico. A grand prize and three honorable mention winners will be named. The winner of the grand prize will receive $1,000, while the honorable mentions will each receive $500.

Topics this year include:

  • The militarization of the police in the U.S.
  • Climate change
  • Re-entry: the challenges former prisoners face in returning to society

The deadline for submitting essays is January 22, 2016. Essays should be submitted to your nearest MCC regional office.

Guidelines and topics can be found here, while resources are available here.

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