High school seniors and juniors compete for $15,000 in essay contest

by Theodore Coutilish, Published December 12, 2011

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University, in partnership with AnnArbor.com, is sponsoring the "TRUEMU Education First Essay Contest" for high school juniors and seniors.

            "The ability to write clearly and concisely remains a central element in success during college and in a career," said Walter Kraft, EMU vice president for communications. "This contest underscores our interest in helping high school juniors and seniors hone their skills, have some fun and be rewarded as well."

To enter, students in good academic standing will attend an event at the EMU Student Center at 11 a.m. on Jan. 14.

Grand prizes:

  • One high school junior will earn $7,500 to attend EMU in 2013-2014.
  • One high school senior will earn $7,500 to attend EMU in 2012-13.

Each participating student will receive an "I AM TRUEMU" T-shirt. Included are free parking, free lunch and complimentary admission to an EMU women's basketball game after the competition.

"This is an excellent opportunity to partner with Eastern Michigan University," said Laurel Champion, executive vice president, AnnArbor.com. "EMU is a valued community partner for expanding educational excellence in Michigan's classrooms and we are proud to be a 'true' EMU partner in this initiative." 

Visit http://www.emich.edu/essay to register and for more information.



Theodore Coutilish



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