An essay, song, poem or video can win students $250!

SCORE Prize HeaderTennessee students can win a $250 scholarship just by showing off what they’ve learned in a creative way. The State’s SCORE (State Collaborative on Reforming Education) program is once again hosting the “Students Rise to the Challenge Competition.” Public school students from grades 3-12 are eligible.

Students can submit an original essay, song, poem, or video that addresses one of the following:

  • Grades 3-5: Give a real world example of how you are using knowledge and skills you’ve learned in your classes.
  • Grades 6-8: Give a real world example of how you are using knowledge and skills you’ve learned in your science or social studies classes.
  • Grades 9-12: Give a real world example of how you are using knowledge and skills you’ve learned in your math or English classes.

The deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. Central on Monday, September 15, 2014. Please note, students must work alone on their entries. Team submissions are not accepted.

After semifinalists are selected, a poll on SCORE’s Facebook page will determine the finalists in each category. Finalists will be interviewed before the winners are selected.

Winners will be awarded a $250 college scholarship and will share their work at the SCORE Prize event on Monday, October 27, in Nashville where country singer Dustin Lynch will perform.

Metro students have a history of winning this contest. Last year’s winner was Sarah Martin of Hillwood High School.

To learn more visit the SCORE website.

Posted on August 29, 2014, in Community Partners, Students and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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