Remixing the traditional essay to empower students

As a freshman in college, I remember being mesmerized by a young artists and repertoire executive named Sean “Puffy” Combs from Uptown Records. While Puffy can take credit for reconstructing the remix, Obasi Shaw and A.D. Carson, two young African American scholars, can be credited with the modernizing and remixing of the traditional essay.

By |2019-03-05T11:36:54-05:00March 12, 2019|

“Promote Your School” student scholarship contest underway

A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). To enter, the student must submit an essay about one of these subjects: What my aspiration for my [...]

By |2014-03-06T09:15:02-05:00March 6, 2014|

Governor’s Mansion art, essay contest underway

Kentucky public, private and home school students are invited to submit original artwork and/or essays in the Governor’s Mansion Centennial Visual Art and Essay Contest sponsored by First Lady Jane Beshear, the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Committee and the Kentucky Department of Education.  The contest is part of a yearlong series of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the current [...]

By |2020-10-14T08:03:22-04:00January 23, 2014|

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. art and essay contests

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Washington, D.C. where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous, “I have a dream…” speech. Building upon Dr. King’s passion and leadership, the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment offers students a chance to creatively express ways to work together to generate opportunities to better themselves and society as a whole with [...]

By |2020-09-22T10:53:27-04:00August 29, 2013|

Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay contest

Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer invites Kentucky students to create a poster or write an essay on agriculture’s impact in their everyday lives in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest. This year’s theme is “It All Starts With Agriculture.” The contest is open to all Kentucky students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students may submit a [...]

By |2012-01-18T11:08:25-05:00January 19, 2012|

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. essay, visual arts contest entries sought

The Martin Luther King, Jr. State Commission is seeking essays and artwork for the King Award for 2012 with the theme “Exploring the ‘King’ in You.” Kindergarten to 12th-grade students may submit an essay or two-dimensional artwork that reflects the students’ most inspired Dr. King moment or speech, correlated with the theme and indicating how they are using that inspiration [...]

By |2011-11-08T11:34:59-05:00November 10, 2011|
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