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What's Your Fall Writing Plan?

Time for a new school year, writers! I always love the excitement of a new season, particularly the fall. As someone who was a student for most of her life, and who still teaches, my life is still governed by the academic calendar. And the fall is a chance for a completely new start. So why not take a few steps now to make sure you achieve your goals this season? (Read more »)

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of JFK's birth by participating in the Profile in Courage Essay Contest. Write a 1,000 word essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. In honor of the centennial, the first-place prize has been increased to $20,000 and the top 25 essays will receive cash awards.
Contest deadline: January 4, 2017.

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Al Hunt, Chair of the Profile in Courage Award Committee honors 2016 winner Zhen Tu at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. Click here to read her winning essay.

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