Fountain Hills Coalition Essay Contest

Dori Wittrig January 10, 2023

Students at Fountain Hills High School are given one elective assignment this month, an essay contest. This is not your normal assignment, but it will net someone a $1,000 check.
The Fountain Hills Drug Prevention Coalition has scheduled its 11th annual essay competition, which will conclude on Thursday, March 9, 2023, with an awards luncheon.
Entry forms and contest rules are available in all FHHS English classrooms, the front office, and the Fountain Hills Library.
The essay contest officially kicks off Monday, Jan. 2, with a deadline of Friday, Feb. 3.
Prizes for this year’s essay contest include $1,000 for first place, $300 for second place, and $100 for third.
Fourteen other students will win $50 as honorable mentions.
Interested students are encouraged to write an essay of 750 words or less on one of the following.

Essay Prompts

  1. Think about your generation and the future. What concerns you most about your generation, and what do you believe can be done about those concerns? Or conversely, what stands out positively about your generation? Are you excited or nervous about the future? You can only choose one side to write about.
  2. When you think about social media and its impact on your generation, what do you think your generation may be in the process of losing? Or what is it gaining? Pick a position and discuss if the benefits outweigh the costs or vice versa.
  3. Identify a fictional character from a book, movie, anime, or online show/series with whom you can connect and write about that connection and how that character has affected your life or the way you think.
2022 Fountain Hills Drug Prevention Coalition essay contest winners.
Contest and award funding was donated by the title sponsor, Verne C. Johnson Family Foundation, along with business sponsors Sami Fine Jewelry, Sonoran Lifestyle Team at RE/MAX Sun Properties, Dan Kuchan CPA, Martinson Team at Homeowners Financial Group USA, Fountain Hills Law Firm (Tait Elkie) and Stop & Go Driver Training.

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