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Posted on: Sunday, February 4, 2001

Isle history is topic for essay contest

By Zenaida Serrano Espanol
Advertiser Staff Writer

Is writing one of your passions? You could get big bucks for doing what you love by entering the 13th Annual Hawaii High School Writing Awards Competition.

The contest, which is open to Hawaii high school juniors and seniors, is sponsored by Hawaii Pacific University to encourage excellence in writing among local high school students.

The first-place winner will receive $500, and the second- and third-place winners will receive $300 and $200, respectively.

The theme for the competition is a political, economic or social event that has had a significant impact on the history of Hawaii, and its relevance toward understanding the complexity of life in our state today.

The essays, which should be typed, double-spaced and no more than five pages long, will be judged on originality, analysis, vocabulary and syntax, expressiveness and the student’s ability to defend his or her thesis.

Mail entries and completed writing awards nomination forms to:

The Office of Scholarships and Honors Programs
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop St., Suite 201A
Honolulu, HI 96813

For information or to request a nomination form, call 566-2430. Essays should be postmarked no later than Feb. 12, so get going!

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