2017-11-22 / News Briefs

A Changing World Essay Competition

During the 2017-2018 academic year high school sophomores have the chance to enter an essay competition sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. The writing contest, entitled Big Ideas for a Changing World, asks students to explore the question, “What is happening now in your community, or what could be happening, that has the power to change the future in Rhode Island and potentially the world?”

The winning prize is tickets to the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton: An American Musical,” including a meal and transportation to/from New York City. Two student winners from each Rhode Island county will be selected. Teachers who sponsor this competition in their classes and have an award-winning student essay will be invited to join the trip.

For submission guidelines, judging criteria, and to see winning essays from 2017, visit newporthistory.org.

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