Students learn by listening to life stories
| Nov 04, 2010
The Legacy Project is launching its 11th annual Listen to a Life Essay Contest. Students between the ages of 8-18 are invited to participate. The student must interview an older person over 50 years (cannot be a parent, but they can be a grandparent, older friend, mentor, neighbor, nursing home resident, etc.) about their hopes and goals through their life, how they achieved goals and overcame obstacles, or how their dreams may have changed along the way. What life advice can the older person share? The young person then writes a 300-word essay (maximum) based on the interview.
The Grand Prize is a Lenovo ThinkCentre computer with $800 of educational software from Orchard Software. The school of the winning young person also receives $25,000 of Orchard educational software. Twenty runner-up prizes include $400 of Orchard software and an MP3 player. The deadline to enter is March 31, 2011. For more information about the contest and how to enter visit the Legacy Project website.