Below are the topics for our 2018 essay contest. They will give you an idea of the types of essays we look for in scholarship submissions.
Prospective campers will pick one of the topic and submit a creative and well-thought-out argumentative essay for an opportunity to win a one-week scholarship to attend the camp. We hope to announce scholarship essay topics in January 2019. ESSAY TOPICS 1.
You're a young tech/engineering entrepreneur and you've created what you think is the next billion dollar idea. What is your invention? What real world problem does it solve? Who would use your product? How will you get the word out? 2.
You've recently been elected to United States Congress. As a newly elected official, what law or ordinance would you like to see implemented or removed? Who is effected by your new law? What benefit does it serve, and how can this change be positive for America?3.
It's the present day, and you just woke up to find that it's your 101st birthday! The local news station wants to interview you as one of the oldest in your community. As someone who has more than a century of knowledge, what things do you say about "kids these days?" What are their strengths and their weaknesses? How are kids these days different from previous generations? DIRECTIONS
In a word processing document, please choose one of the topics above and submit a well-prepared essay.
At the top of your first page, please include the following:Camper's Name
Date of Birth
Current Grade Level, Current School
Title of Essay CRITERIA
Essays will be judged on creativity, composition, and clarity by a committee of LSMSA Faculty.HOW TO SUBMIT
Email your essay to summer@LSMSA.edu by March 1, 2018.