March, 2005 No. 10 The muse



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March, 2005 No. 10




The

MUSE

Brooklyn HS of the Arts Newsletter of Writing

Robert Finley, Principal M. Bressi, AP Humanities/Editor


*** WRITING CONTESTS *** WRITING CONTESTS ***

Essay Contests on Ayn Rand's Books

$57,000 in Prize Money

FOR 9th AND 10th

GRADERS

13th Annual Essay Contest on



Ayn Rand's Novella

ANTHEM

First Prize: $2000

5 Second Prizes: $500 10 Third Prizes: $200

Entry Deadline: March 18, 2005

FOR llth AND 12th

GRADERS 20th Annual Essay Contest on

Ayn Rand's Novel THE FOUNTAINHEAD

First Prize: $10,000

5 Second Prizes: $2,000 10 Third Prizes: $1,000

Entry Deadline: April 15, 2005

All Prizes are Cash Awards

See Mr. Bressi for

Essay Topics and

Applications,

Or

Visit the Ayn Rand Institute at www.aynrand.org/contests

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarship Contest

The Office of the Brooklyn Borough President joins the Brook­lyn Jewish Heritage Committee in sponsoring a Holocaust Remem­brance Scholarship Contest.

Sophomores, juniors, and sen­iors are invited to participate by writing a poem, essay, or play on the question, "What lessons can we learn from the Holocaust and how do these lessons relate to prejudice and conflict in the world today?"

First place winners will receive $300, second place winners $200, and third place winners $100. Original works must be researched and include a bibliography.

Submit entries by March 30, 2005 to Mr. Morris Oiring, Brook­lyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. See Mr. Bressi for an application.

DO YOU DREAM OF WINNING AN

ESSAY OR POETRY CONTEST?

SEE MR. BRESSI IN ROOM 210 FOR

THE LATEST NEWS ON CONTESTS.

The Seinfeld Scholarship

A Four-Year, Full Tuition Scholarship Contest

The Seinfeld Scholarship, established by Jerry Seinfeld and his family in 2000, is a four-year, full time scholarship helping New York City school students attend the college of their choice.

Twenty Seinfeld Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors in Brooklyn and Staten Island public schools. Selection of candidates will be based on academic achievement, financial need, a personal statement (essay), and outstanding traits such as a record of community service, creative expression, and leader­ship qualities.



Interested students must sub­mit their application no later than April 15, 2005. See Mr. Bressi for an application and complete details, including essay topics.

American Literacy Council Poetry Contest

Students interested in writing poetry may submit a poem on any subject in any style to the American Literacy Council. The top prize is a $500 U.S. Savings Bond. Poems must be no longer than 20 lines. The deadline is April 30, 2005. Visit www. libraryofpoetry.com for details.


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