Essay Contest Winners
The results for the 2008 Essay Contest are in! With hundreds of entries divided among the three categories, we were thrilled with the creativity and talent displayed by the homeschool students who participated from all over the country and the world.
This year, students were asked to argue for or against certain international proverbs.
In Category I, students ages 7 to 10 critiqued either the Scottish proverb,“Be slow in choosing a friend but slower in changing him,” or the Irish saying,“The work praises the man.”
For Category II, students ages 11 to 14 commented on either the saying from Madagascar, “Nothing is so difficult that diligence cannot master it,” or the Belgian proverb, “He who does not wish for little things does not deserve big things.”
Finally, in Category III, students ages 15 to 19 examined either the Egyptian proverb, “A beautiful thing is never perfect,” or the Italian saying, “To him that watches, everything is revealed.”
Below you will find the top five essays in each category as well as see the names of the finalists. To read the essays simply click on the names of the winners (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).
Thank you to all who participated! The proceeds from the contest will go to the Home School Foundation’s Special Needs Children’s Fund.
2008 Essay Contest Winners
Please contact Contest Coordinator Cherise Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.