Scholarship overview this is an essay contest for us high school students who are attending public, private, parochial, or home schools and students under the age of 20 enrolled in high school correspondence/ged programs to apply, applicants must write an essay on a specified topic related to political courage. Politically courageous officials are defined in john f kennedy's profiles in courage as those who put “their convictions ahead of their careers” (206) like one of the book's profiled senators, george w norris, william mcculloch followed his heart, not political party and expedience, in supporting legislation mcculloch had a. The profile in courage essay contest is open to high school students to be eligible, you must submit a 700 - to 1000 - word essay that describes and analyzes an act of political courage by a us elected official who served during or after 1917, the year john f kennedy was born ged students under the age of 20 may. Boston, ma—the john f kennedy library foundation today announced that ben wolman, a freshman at palisades charter high school in pacific palisades, california has won the national john f kennedy profile in courage essay contest for high school students wolman's prize-winning essay describes the political. By jack schlossberg, grandson of president kennedy and member of the john f kennedy profile in courage award committee last week, president obama received the john f kennedy profiles in courage.
But reagan had that harder and more exhausting courage, the courage to swim against the tide and we all forget it now because he changed the tide looking back, we forget that the political mood of today, in which he might find himself quite comfortable, is quite different from the political mood the day he walked into. Write an essay, and submit it on our website for a chance to win a scholarship for college #essaycontest https://wwwjfklibraryorg//profile-in-courage-essay- conte submit your essay for the 2018 profile in courage essay contest submit your essay on an american elected official who showed political courage by. Senator kennedy said in an interview that he had awakened to the idea after reading an entry in an essay contest on political courage, an essay on mr ford written by a high school student, matthew minor of port henry, ny senator kennedy said that he had probably not thought about the nixon pardon in.
Jfk centennial contest topic describe and analyze an act of political courage by a us elected official who served during or after 1917, the year john f kennedy was born • special centennial awards first-place prize has been increased to $20,000 scholarship awards for top 25 essays for complete contest. The essay contest is sponsored by the john f kennedy library foundation and generously supported by john hancock the annual profile in courage essay contest invites high school students from across the nation to write an essay on an act of political courage by a us elected official the contest is a companion.
Zhen tu, a junior at eagan high school in eagan, minnesota, has won the national john f kennedy profile in courage essay contest for high school students tu's prize-winning essay describes the political courage of former us senator of tennessee howard baker, who in 1978, while serving as republican senate. In this essay, 1 argue that contemporary democratic theory giwes insufficient attention to the important contributions dissenting citizens make to democratic life guided by the dissident pactices of activist women, i develop a more expansiwe conception of citizenship that recognizes dissent and an ethic of political courage as. We invite us high school students to write an essay on an act of political courage for the profile in courage essay contest the submission deadline is january 5, 2015.
The john f kennedy library foundation is celebrating the 100th anniversary of john f kennedy's birth through profile in courage essay contest the essay contest challenges high school students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as. The student who composes the best 1,000-word essay (excluding citations) that describes an act of political courage by a us elected official that occurred during or after 1917, the year john f kennedy was born walks away with $20,000 (fyi: jfk, robert kennedy, and sen ted kennedy are not eligible subjects for.