2018 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Essay Contest - Deadline Extended to April 15

2018 Essay Contest​

The Mahmoud S Taman Foundation is sponsoring an essay contest for high school students in the Chippewa Valley including Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Altoona and surrounding communities. The theme of the contest is Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Students currently in high school are invited to participate in this educational initiative on global citizenship, civil society, and diversity in the context of local communities in the Chippewa Valley. 1st and 2nd place winners in Chippewa Falls High School and McDonell Central High School, in Chippewa Falls, Memorial High School, North High School and Regis High School, in Eau Claire, and Altoona High School in Altoona, will receive $300 and $200. One category of student entries from all other high school plus home schooled students will receive one first and second place prize.

Guidelines

Deadline: March 30, 2018

Eligibility: Students currently in high school in grades 9 to 12 in Chippewa Valley area high schools. 1st and 2nd place winners in Chippewa Falls High School and McDonell Central High School, in Chippewa Falls, Memorial High School, North High School and Regis High School, in Eau Claire, and Altoona High School in Altoona, will receive $300 and $200. One category of student entries from all other high school plus home schooled students will receive one first and second place prize.

Questions? Please contact MSTamanFoundation@gmail.com.

Essay Requirements

  1. 1000-1200 words total
  2. Microsoft Word or PDF format
  3. Double spaced
  4. Times New Roman/12 pt font
  5. First/Last Name on each page
  6. Numbered pages 

Essay Questions

1) What does racial, gender, and cultural diversity mean to you and how does it manifest in your local community in the Chippewa Valley?

2) How have the contributions of immigrant communities such as the Latino, Hmong, Somali, Bosnian, and others impacted the Chippewa Valley?

3) How has the religion of Islam positively integrated itself into modern American culture and society? What is the history of the Muslim community in the Chippewa Valley and how has their presence enriched the local culture?

4) How are the goals of the Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations relevant to your local community and how can high school students in the Chippewa Valley work to forward these ideas?

http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/index.html

Contest Submission Form

Essay deadline: Extended to April 15, 2018

Please fill out the form below and upload your essay to complete your submission