The Bronco Connection - Lee's Summit North High School

The Bronco Connection
January 14, 2015
The Bronco Connection is a weekly bulletin of information concerning colleges, financial aid, important test dates, scholarships and
general announcements published by the
Lee's Summit North Guidance and Counseling Center
[The Bronco Connection can also be found on the LSN Website]
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Our hours are M-F 7:15 am - 3:00 pm. You are THAN THE SUN!
welcome to come by and make an appointment
to visit with your counselor to ask questions
about curriculum, scheduling, planning for
college or just about anything!
Mrs. Hutsell is down the hall a bit from the main
Guidance and Counseling Center in Room 1131.
She can help with college applications, official
and unofficial transcript requests and scholarship
information. You may also check with her to sign
up for the college representatives visits to LSN.
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Madison Cronley & Kelli Heineck, Student Assistants
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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Historically Black College
and University Tour
DATES: MARCH 15-22,2015
This is the 18th annual tour of Historically Black
College and Universities. Below is a list of
schools to be visited:
• Kentucky State, Frankfort, KY
• West Virginia State, Dunbar, WV
• Hampton University, Hampton, VA
• Norfolk State, Norfolk, VA
• Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA
• Virginia Commonwealth Univ, Richmond,VA
• Bowie State, Bowie, MD
• Coppin State, Baltimore, MD
• Morgan State, Baltimore, MD
• Howard University, Washington DC
• Georgetown University, Washington DC
• George Mason University, Washington DC
• Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO
$500 per person
Price Includes:
• Round trip transportation
• Hotel Accommodations
• Breakfast meals each day
• Guided tours with campus admissions
• Sightseeing Tours
LSN Financial Aid Night!
Thursday, January 15, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
LSN Elliott Hall
For Seniors and their Parents
LSN counselors will be
available to answer questions
and a Financial Aid
Representative from
UCM will be presenting
information regarding the FAFSA
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
7:00 pm
Lee's Summit High School
Lecture Hall
Representatives from the US Air Force Academy,
US Naval Academy, US Coast Guard, Merchant
Marines, US Military Academy at West Point,
Virginia Military Institute and New Mexico
Military Institute will be there to adquaint students
and their parents with information relative to
applying for an appointment.
Final payment is due February 15, 2015
Bronco Connection
Lee's Summit North Guidance Office
Boys State
Summer's Coming
What will you be doing?
Spend the summer on a college campus with a
scholarship from the Joyce Ivy Foundation! Apply
to be a Summer Scholar at one of these campuses:
Barnard, Brown, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Johns
Hopkins, MIT, Smith, Yale, Stanford, Washington
Summer Scholars are talented female high school
students from Missouri and other states. Most are
current sophomores and juniors, or exceptional
freshman. Scholarships are provided based on
financial need as well as merit.
Mrs. Hutsell has more details in her office and
you may also visit the Joyce Ivey Foundation
The American Legion Boys State of Missouri
program was established in 1938 and is a statewide leadership & citizenship training program
specifically developed for high school juniors
who have distinguished themselves as leaders in
their school. During the 8-day program, the
young men experience government through a
"hands on learning" approach, enhance their
leadership skills, and develop an understanding
of their rights and responsibilities as citizens.
Using our democratic system as a basis, they
equip the participants, or citizens, to construct
their own state, utilizing the core values that
hold true in our everyday lives. They teach the
need for competition, the value of public office,
and the strength of the individual voice and vote.
Each candidate for Missouri Boys State must be
in their junior year of high school AND MUST
Only a few students are chosen from our nominees to attend Boys State.
If this is something you are interested in and
would like to be nominated, SEE MRS.
HUTSELL IN ROOM 1131 and she will give you
more details about the nomination process and
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ACT urges students to apply online for
the ACT test. We have an information
sheet and test prep booklets in the Guidance and Counseling Center.
Here is their website to register:
College Representative
Visits to LSN
Many universities and colleges will send representatives to Lee's Summit North during the school
year. These meetings are a great opportunity for
you to learn more about schools you might be
interested in attending.
Missouri Southern; Jan. 22; 9:00 am
Graceland University; Jan. 26; 1:30 pm
Missouri Western; Feb. 11 @ 1:15 pm
MU-Columbia; Feb. 25 @ 1:30 pm
Truman State; Feb. 26 @ 9:30 am
Sign up sheets are in Mrs. Hutsell's
office Rm. 1131.
Summit Technology Open House!!!
Summit Technology is hosting three Open House
Nights to be held are January 13 and February 2,
Sessions Include:
• 6:00 - 6:30 pm -"Early Planners" Session for
Middle Students and their Parents
• 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Summit Technology Academy
Classroom Open House
• 6:30 - 7:00 pm - Missouri Innovation Campus
• 7:00 - 7:30 pm - Missouri Innovation Campus
Prep Course #4
Wed 1/28 5 pm - 9 pm
Thu 1/29 5 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 2/4 5 pm - 7:30 pm
Thu 2/5 5 pm - 9pm
Prep Course #5
Wed 4/8 2:45 pm - 7 pm
Thu 4/9 2:45 pm - 5 pm
Wed 4/15 2:45 pm - 5 pm
Thu 4/16 2:45 pm - 7 pm
ACT TEST DATE: SAT 4/18/2015
Bronco Connection
Lee's Summit North Guidance Office
2014-2015 LSN
ACT Prep Course
WHAT: Intensive prep course designed to
prepare students for taking the ACT.
This is the place to look each week for
scholarship opportunities that we receive in the Guidance Office!
WHO: Any student who has not taken the ACT
Here are some awesome websites that can be very
and wants help preparing for the test. Any student useful resources when finding scholarships:
who HAS taken the ACT and wants help improving their overall score or specific subject test
scores. - compiles scholarships from
various organizations for students.
WHEN: Prep Class dates are listed on the page. Pick the class that corresponds
with your test date, if possible. Attendance at all
listed sessions for each class is encouraged.
HOW: Contact Mrs. Meuschke in the Guidance
and Counseling Center to enroll in the prep class.
Email: [email protected]
or phone her 986-3053. There is no deadline to
enroll in a prep course, but spots fill up fast.
• Quick reference guide on
Winning a Scholarship:
• PowerPoint Presentation for Secrets to Winning a
COST: $35 for LSR7 students. $90 for out-ofScholarship
district students. Scholarships are available for
LSN students. Contact the Guidance and Counsel-
ing Center for more information.
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Additional content area sessions will be available for students to attend during Bronco
All courses will meet in Elliott Hall unless
otherwise noted. Signs may be posted the
night of the class if an alternate location is
needed. Enter the building through the NW
doors (off Douglas by Guidance Office.)
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• Fastweb article about Top Ten Myths about
FAFSA - Federal Application for Federal Student Aid - Grant, Loans, and Work Study $$. The
window to apply is January 1 - April 1 of senior
year, but you can go in early and create a pin # at Use the financial aid calculator
to see what type of aid the student may get.
Attend "Financial Aid Night" at LSN in midJanuary for more info. To officially apply, visit
January 14, 2015
PLEASE NOTE: When a scholarship requires a transcript, PLEASE complete YOUR portion of
the application FIRST and then turn in ALL materials to Mrs. Hutsell in the Guidance Office.
UNICO Scholarship
Each year the UNICO-Kansas City Chapter
awards scholarships to metropolitan KC area
high school seniors. The two major scholarships
are four-year scholarships totaling $8,000 each.
Additional smaller scholarships will also be
***Applicants must be of Italian-American
Mrs. Hutsell has the applications in her office.
DEADLINE: March 2, 2015
Taiwanese American
Community Scholarship Awards
These scholarship awards are offered to graduating seniors with US citizenship or permanent
resident visas.
Missouri Bankers Foundation
Applicants must be graduating seniors who have
exhibited academic achievement and/or economic
need. Also, applicants must be planning to study
and major in a field related to banking.
See Mrs. Hutsell for an application.
Deadline: March 13, 2015
Playing With Purpose
This is a national program that honors and encourages high school student athletes who excel
athletically, academically and have committed
their life to following Christ. The Playing With
Purpose message encourages athletes to serve
rather than being served, to lead with humility
and engage culture.
Criteria includes:
• currently a high school 10,11, or 12th
Requirements for this scholarship include letter of
recommendation from your counselor or one of
your teachers and an essay on : My Experience
and Idea on Leadership, Community Service and
• maintains a minimum "C" grade average or
• currently a varsity level athlete in one or more
• committed follower of Jesus Christ
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Scholarship Benefits:
1. $2,000 scholarship awards to use towards
college of your choice (winners)
2. Unique athlete profile that introduces the
applicant to universities for further scholarship
opportunities (every applicant)
3. Award certificate (finalists)
4. Press release (finalists)
5. Summer Sport ministry opportunities (select
Greater Kansas City School
Librarians' Education Scholarship
These $500 scholarships are offered to any
graduating senior in the Greater KC area. Applicants must have a 3.00 GPA and intend to enroll
in college to earn a degree in education and
pursue a career in teaching.
Mrs. Hutsell has the applications in her office.
Deadline: April 6, 2015
Bronco Connection
To apply online visit:
Application Deadline: February 1, 2015
Lee's Summit North Guidance Office
PLEASE NOTE: When a scholarship requires a transcript, PLEASE complete YOUR portion of
the application FIRST and then turn in ALL materials to Mrs. Hutsell in the Guidance Office.
This is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually
by the Lee's Summit Baseball Association.
Eligibility Requirements include:
- graduating senior planning to attend a post
secondary education institution.
- must have participated in at least three (3)
league seasons of LSBA
- must have at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.00
- no relative of a member of the selection
committee is eligible
Deadline to Mrs. Hutsell: MARCH 1, 2015
Thomas C. Locke Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by the Eastern
Jackson County Bar Association.
Scholarship Criteria:
• graduating senior from any public high school in
Eastern Jackson County.
• planning to attend either a 2-year or 4-year
college after graduation
• involvement in extra-curricular activities
• Minimum GPA of 3.00
• An essay, reference letter (s) and financial data
form are required.
Mrs. Hutsell has the applications in her office,
Room 1131, just down the hall from the main
Guidance and Counseling Center.
DEADLINE: March 1, 2015
Epsilon Sigma Alpha International is a philanthropic service organization which makes scholarships available to students all over the world.
They offer scholarships not only for four year
college but community colleges, trade schools
and graduate degrees. A student may re-apply
each year for a scholarship, whether they were
awarded a scholarship in the past or not. All
applications are taken online at:
When you go to the website you can choose one
or several scholarships to apply for. You will be
charged $5 for each time you apply. Mrs. Hutsell
has a sheet of information in her office explaining
why this organization has to charge you a fee for
each application. You and your parents can read
over it and then decide if this is something you
want to take part in. An essay is required for all
scholarships and is given the MOST weight in
deciding who is awarded a scholarship.
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The Jackie Robinson Foundation
Criteria for this scholarship:
• must be a graduating minority student
• plan to attend college
• show leadership potential
• demonstrate a dedication to community service
• present evidence of financial need
• be a US citizen
• Have a minimum ACT composite score of 21
The application is submitted online, but Mrs.
Hutsell has details regarding this scholarship and
a sample of the online application if you have any
questions regarding this award. The website is:
Deadline to apply is: February 15, 2015
January 14, 2015
PLEASE NOTE: When a scholarship requires a transcript, PLEASE complete YOUR portion of
the application FIRST and then turn in ALL materials to Mrs. Hutsell in the Guidance Office.
Kindest Kansas Citian Contest
This contest is open to all students K-12 in the
Greater Kansas city area. Students are required
to write an essay and/or make a video about the
person they believe is the Kindest Kansas Citian.
The nominee mus be a Kansas City Metro area
resident, 18 years of age or older and NOT
related to the nominating student. Famous individuals will NOT qualify in the top 20 honorees
unless they have ersonal relationships with the
nominating students. There are guidelines for
writing the essay or creating a video. Mrs.
Hutsell has all the paperwork in her office along
with the entry forms.
DEADLINE: January 26, 2015
John Dennis Scholarship
This scholarship award is offered to graduating
seniors who plan to major in Criminal Justice in
college. Here are the qualifications:
• applicants must be in good standing with their
•must have a good reference from school counselor
• must demonstrate financial need
• must have at least a 2.00 GPA
• active in extra-curricular activities
• paragraph detailing goals 10 years after high
school graduation
Hawthorn Bank Scholarship
• graduating senior
• cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
• planning to receive a degree in business or
• no more than 4 discipolinary actions while in
high school (detentions, ISS, OSS)
• applications must be typewritten
Deadline: March 31, 2015
E. Claud Shaffer Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by the Lee's Summit Rotary Club and is offered to ANY student
planning to attend Longview OR any MCC
campus next year (THIS INCLUDES A+ STUDENTS!!!) The Rotary will award a $1,000
scholarship to one boy and one girl from each of
the Lee's Summit R7 high schools. Even students
who plan to attend PART-TIME.
This is an amazing opportunity! See Mrs. Hutsell
for a paper application or download one from the
Rotary website:
DEADLINE: April 10, 2015
Lee's Summit MSTA 2015
DEADLINE: applications must be RECEIVED This scholarship is offered to a senior whose
parent is an active member of the LS-MSTA. A
by January 31, 2015
one page essay explaining why you feel you
should be chosen to receive this scholarship &
your planned college major is required as well
as TWO teacher recommendations.
DEADLINE: March 27, 2015
Bronco Connection
you are applying. Lee's Summit North Guidance Office
PLEASE NOTE: When a scholarship requires a transcript, PLEASE complete YOUR portion of
the application FIRST and then turn in ALL materials to Mrs. Hutsell in the Guidance Office.
Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded each year to one boy
and one girl who have attended Boys State or
Girls State.
M.D. "Jack" Murphy Memorial
This award is available to a Missouri boy or girl
training to be a REGISTERED NURSE. Applicant
must be in the top 40% of their class or have a
"C" grade average.
Joseph J. Frank Scholarship
Applicants must have attended a full session of
Boys State or Girls State AND be the descendant
of a veteran. Must use the scholarship money as a
full time student in an accredited college or
Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must be either a member of the
American Legion OR a DESCENDANT of a
member of the American Legion, the American
Legion Auxiliary or the Sons of The American
Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship
- must be a descendant of a veteran who served
90 or more days of active duty in the armed
forces and having an honorable discharge.
- be a Missouri resident
- use the award as a full-time student at an
accredited college or university
- provide a copy of the discharge certificate for
the veteran on whose the application is made
- submit an essay of 500 words or less on the
subject:: In your opinion, what was the most
significant world event of 2013/2014?
Blue Springs School of Economics
Eligibility Requirements:
• applicant must have attended the Blue
Springs School of Economics some time
during his/her years as a K-6 student.
• applicants must have a cumulative GPA of
2.75 or above.
• applicant must submit a 500 words or less
essay describe a favorite memory or experience they had while attending SOE and
how winning this scholarship will make
future career goals more attainable.
For more details and an application, see
Mrs. Hutsell in Rm 1131.
DEADLINE: Friday, March 6, 2015
Tip Top Tux offers several scholarships to
graduating seniors who plan to go on to college.
Applicants are required to write a personal essay
not to exceed 500 words describing educational,
career and life goals and explain why you feel the
Scholarship offered by Tip Top Tux should help
you achieve them by investing in your education.
Two letters of recommendation are also required
as well an an official transcript.
DEADLINE: March 1, 2015
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PLEASE NOTE: When a scholarship requires a transcript, PLEASE complete YOUR portion of
the application FIRST and then turn in ALL materials to Mrs. Hutsell in the Guidance Office.
William R. and Lorene Metheny Knight
College Scholarship
This $2,000 scholarship award will be given to a
qualified high school senior who has plans to
attend college as a music major.
In addition to a completed paper application, the
following items are required:
• CD or DVD (10 minutes maximum) of a recent
solo performance.
• Two letters of recommendation from school
music instructors and/or private teachers.
• A typed statement by the applicant that includes:
a) why you became a musician
b) what you hope to accomplish as a
college music major.
c) which college(s) you are thinking
about attending.
James and Nellie Westlake Scholarship
• be a Missouri resident
• be a graduating senior planning to attend a 2year or 4-year college.
• demonstrate limited financial resources with
a family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or
less and an expected family contribution toward college of $7,000 or less
• have a least a cumulative GPA of 2.5 onf a 4.0
These awards will cover the cost of tuition, plus
approximately $2,000 additional to cover the cost
of fees, books, and supplies.
Eugene J. Rolfe Memorial
DEADLINE: February 28, 2015
VFW Jack Ray Post 5789
• must be a graduating senior
• must be a child, grandchild, or sibling of a
combat veteran
• must have a 3.0 or higher GPA
One winner will receive $1,000. Proof of
eligibility (DD-214) will be required before
award is paid out. Mrs. Hutsell has the paper
applications in her office.
Deadline: April 1, 2015
• candidate must be a graduating senior from a
high school in Lee's Summit Missouri School
District or from O'Hara High School in Kansas
• candidate must be planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in the field of engineering at any
fully accredited two year community college with
a pre-engineering program, or engineering preparatory program, leading to a full degree in engineering, or a four year college or university
engineering degree program.
• candidate must have a demonstrated interest in
music, either vocal or instrumental.
• two letters of recommendation are required.
This is a 4-year RENEWABLE scholarship in the
amount of $1,000 per year.
Mrs. Hutsell has paper applications in her office.
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Bronco Connection
Lee's Summit North Guidance Office
Rita Kramer/Prairie View
Elementary Scholarship
Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarships
Eligibility Requirements:
• high school senior working for Hy-Vee who
began employment on or before Sept. 15, 2014
OR a high school senior son and/or daughter of a
full, regular, or part-time Hy-Vee employee who
has a minimum of six months employment as of
Sept. 15, 2014.
applicant must be enrolling in college for the first
Three (3) $500 scholarships will be awarded to
graduating seniors who attended Prairie View
Elementary. Awards are based on activities,
GPA, essay and 2 letters of recommendation. The
essay is over the following topic: What advice
would you give PVE kids to be successful in
middle school and high school?
See Mrs. Hutsell in Room 1131 for paper applications.
Deadline: March 25, 2015
Student-Athlete Scholarships
See Mrs. Hutsell for the paper application.
DEADLINE: February 10, 2015
Project 21 Scholarship
The Missouri Gaming Association offers this
scholarship program. Applicants must write an
article or create a poster or video addressing the
issue of underage gambling. Two $1500 awards
will be given and four (4) $1,000 awards.
Mrs. Hutsell has applications and guidelines in
her office, Room 1131.
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Knights of Columbus Scholarships
This organization offers several scholarships to
graduating seniors who have a family member that
is a member of Knights of Columbus. Mrs.
Hutsell has the paper applications in her office.
These scholarship awards are given by the
Greater Kansas City Officials Association. Any
graduating senior who participates in volleyball,
basketball, and/or Football is eligible to apply.
• Go to:
• Click on Association News at top of page
• Go to Scholarships for HS Seniors
• Complete by April 15, 2015
Georgia Northway
Memorial Scholarship
These scholarships are offered to graduatin
seniors who have hemophilia or a related bleeding disorder, OR are the family member/carrier
for hemophilia or related bleeding disorder.
Mrs. Hutsell has the paper applications in her
Deadline: March 31, 2015
Deadline: February 15, 2015.
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American Assoc of Blacks in Energy
William Grant Pinkard Scholarship
• Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.00
• graduating scnior who has applied to one or
more accredited colleges/universities
• plan to major in business, one of the physical
sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics
fields in preparation for a career in the energy
• be a member of a minority.
• live in the Greater Kansas City area
Jason Stone Creativity Scholarship
Jason Stone attended Blue Springs Schools and
graduated from Eastern Jackson County Alternative High School in 1993. Throughout his short
life of 31 years he was an artist and poet. His
family has established this scholarship as a
lasting legacy to honor his talent and to inspire
future artists and poets for years to come.
Criteria for this scholarship includes:
• graduating senior from any public high school in
Indepencence, Blue Springs, Fort Osage or Lee's
Deadline: March 1, 2015
•planning on attending a 2 year or 4 year college
Hispanic Development Fund
after graduation.
• based on artistic & creative skills and acceptance into an art or creative writing degreed
The selection committee evaluates each applicant program.
according to criteria established by the commit• minimum GPA of 2.00.
tee. They generally focus on a combination of the • a completed application and portfolio of artistic
students' academic merit, financial need, and
work or writing samples.
community involvement. Applicants must be
Hispanic. The majority of the scholarship funds
This is a four year RENEWABLE scholarship in
are distributed to Hispanic students residing
the amount of $1,000 per academic year. Must
throughout the Greater Kansas City Area.
maintain a college cumulative GPA of 3.00.
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship
for Women
Mrs. Hutsell has the paper application in her
DEADLINE: March 1, 2015
Scholarships for graduating female seniors
who intend to further their education at a 2year or 4-year college or technical school and
will be seeking a degree in a technology related
Award amount: minimum of $1,500.
Deadline: April 15, 2015
Bronco Connection
Lee's Summit North Guidance Office
The following scholarships in this column are
sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. All of the applications are
submitted online. Here is their website:
Mrs. Hutsell has more information concerning
each of these scholarships in her office.
Epps Scholarship Fund
Applicants must be graduating seniors who plan
to attend a four-year university and then go on to
LAW SCHOOL. Each scholarship will be a
minimum of $2,000 annually paid out in two
equal installments. This is not a renewable
scholarship. Applications are taken online:
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Dennis Feary Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must be an employee or an immediate
family member of an employee of AgriLabs or an
affiliated distributor of AgriLabs.
• planning to attend a 4-year or 2-year college
after graduation.
• maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above
• maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours per
semester in college.
Deadline: February 1, 2015
Marvin Brooks Educational Fund
Centerpoint Medical Center
Medical Staff Scholarship
• applicants must be a dependent of an
employee of Centerpoint Medical Center.
• planning to enter the field of study related to
human healthcare, ie. nursing, pharmacy, radiology, etc.
• Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.50
• provide a list community service activities
• a phone or personal interview may be required
to demonstrate communication skills.
Scholarship amount: $1,000
Mrs. Hutsell has paper applications in her office.
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Edward L. and Helen L. Newlin
• candidate must be a graduating senior from a
public high school in Lee's Summit, Oak Grove,
Raytown, Blue Springs, Buckner, Fort Osage,
Grain Valley, or Independence.
• candidate must be planning to pursue an undergraduate degree at any fully accredited four year
college or university.
• Personal interviews may be required before a
final decision is made. At least one letter of
recommendation is required.
Mrs. Hutsell has the paper applications in her
Applicants must be graduating seniors from a high Deadline: March 1, 2015
school in Jackson County, Missouri who plan to
attend either a two-year or four-year college or
technical school; demonstrate financial need and
have a minimum GPA of 2.5
Amount of award: $500
Deadline: March 1, 2015
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The EduGuide Challenge:
Create Your Own “Drum Major” Video
Weeks before he was assassinated, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous
sermon, “The Drum Major Instinct,” in which he candidly shared how he wanted to be
remembered after his death for his core purpose: giving his life serving others. It’s a call to
dedicate our lives to making a better world.
Now it’s your turn to spread the call in the nonprofit EduGuide Challenge. Students in grades 612 are invited to submit your own 1-5 minute video message by 11:59 pm ET on February 20,
2015 at
Finalists and the winner will be determined by a judging panel's evaluation of the quality of your
message, YouTube video views, and public, online voting from February 23 - March 6. Winners
will be announced the following week.
Criteria for Selection of Winners
How clearly and compellingly you communicate your core purpose and what you want to
contribute to the world, including how you will use your education to prepare you to
contribute more to your community.
How many online votes your video receives during the voting period, February 23 March 6. Total YouTube video views will also be considered. The more you promote your
video to your family and friends, the more views and votes you will receive.
Both traditional speeches and creative delivery styles are welcome. While Dr. King presented his
message in a sermon, your video should be based on whatever inspires you to make a difference
in people’s lives. Judges will take the student's grade level and chosen presentation style into
consideration in selecting a range of winners. Group submissions will also be considered.
Materials to assist teachers and students in engaging with Dr. King’s message and promoting the
EduGuide Challenge are available on the EduGuide Blog.
$100 Amazon gift cards: up to 10 finalists will receive $100 each as a Visa gift card. A
group submission will receive $100 total, to be divided fairly amongst the participants at
their discretion.
A $1,000 scholarship: one grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship, to
be donated to your education savings plan. If you do not have a savings plan, you will be
asked to create one.
Enter your own video message about the legacy you want to leave for a chance to win a prize in
the EduGuide Challenge: