|HSLDA News||February 20, 2003|
Since the successful conclusion of the first Essay Contest last year, Home School Legal Defense Association has received numerous questions as to when another opportunity will arise. Now, we are happy to announce the Second Annual Essay Contest!
Over 250 homeschooled students participated in last year's competition, and the judges were overwhelmed both by the response and the high caliber of the entries. "This year, we hope to see even more and better essays!" said Mike Smith, president of HSLDA. "We are going to award more prizes this year, which we hope will encourage many more students to try their hand at writing."
Like last year, this contest is only available to HSLDA members. If you have a friend who wants to participate but is not a member, joining is easy - and it gives them access to all the benefits of HSLDA membership, not just this contest.
The topic will be announced on May 1, 2003. In the next two months, HSLDA will be distributing e-mailed posters advertising this event to our discount groups. If your local support group would like one to photocopy and distribute, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As in the 2002 Essay Contest, the proceeds from the contest will be donated to the Home School Foundation Special Needs Fund.