Below are the topics for our 2020 essay contest. Prospective campers should pick one topic and submit a creative and well-thought-out argumentative essay for an opportunity to win a one-week scholarship to attend our camp. Essays should be submitted no later than March 1, 2020.ESSAY TOPICS 1.
That's it! You've done it! As one of the nation's top physicists, you have successfully invented the world's first time machine. Recognizing that your actions could alter the world as we know it, what one moment in history would you travel back in time to change? How are things different upon your return to the modern day? 2.
While planting a tree in your backyard for Arbor Day, you dig up what looks to be a buried treasure chest. Upon closer inspection, you find "Bernardo de Gálvez - 1777" inscribed on the top. What do you hope is inside? Do you alert the authorities? What will you do after opening the chest? 3.
On the morning of your 13th birthday, you wake up to discover that you have been gifted a super power. What is your new ability and what do you do with it? Do you tell anyone? How does your new found ability affect everyday life for yourself and those around you? Explain how your life has changed due to having this new super power. 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 [email protected] by March 1, 2019.