High school seniors: Share your stories!
Inspire yourself! Encourage others!
Congratulations seniors, graduation is right around the corner! Now, think about all the challenges – academic, social or personal – you experienced to get to this point and share it for a chance to be published, win up to $500 and inspire others!
Since 2012, the Excel in the Estrie! essay challenge has celebrated the success of high school seniors and helped them to think proactively about their future in the Estrie region. Offered by Make Way For YOUth, a project from Townshippers’ Association, the challenge was originally launched alongside the regional Hooked on School Week activities to celebrate school perseverance. Judging and winners are announced in late spring.
We want to hear your stories about overcoming obstacles on your path to educational success and want to know how you see yourself, in the future, living and working in the Townships. So, enter today and share your story! [Read on for full criteria.]
Submit an essay in one of two categories (written essay or video essay) that (1) illustrates an obstacle you overcame during high school AND (2) tells us how you envision your future in the Townships.
Share what you are comfortable sharing. Past essays have focused on successes in transitioning into a new school, standing up to bullying, dealing with a learning disability or tackling a particularly tricky subject. We really want to hear from you and learn about your story, but if you don’t have any personal experiences to share, you can identify a challenge facing others and come up with suggestions to overcome it. In all cases, essays must end with your plans or dreams for making a life for yourself in the region.
Enter by April 17, 2020!
Submit your essay using the form below.
Alternatively, you can download and complete the entry form then send, along with your essay, to:
Townshippers’ Association (Excel in the Estrie!)
100-257 Queen, Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1K7
Entries may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Vanasse, Make Way for YOUth Migration Agent
819-566-5717 (toll-free: 1-866-566-5717)
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