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Short essay contest with $2,500 prize

December 18, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Here’s another potential project for winter break: Olive Garden is conducting a short essay contest for kids in 1st through 12th grades. To enter, the student should write an essay between 50 and 250 words on the topic, “Describe how furthering your education beyond high school will help make your dreams come true.”

The grand prize for the best essay is a trip for four to New York and a $2,500 savings bond. There will also be 12 first prizes — one per grade level — of a  $500 savings bond and dinner for four at your local Olive Garden restaurant.

The deadline to submit essays is Jan. 21, 2011. You can pick up an entry form at your local Olive Garden restaurant or enter online.

Admittedly, this isn’t a gifted thing per se. But when I saw a flier about this today at lunch, I thought that surely our gifted children have dreams as big as anyone’s!

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