Student Could Win Trip… in Leadership Essay Contest

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(MML Press Release, intro by Jay Foreman, Sept. 6, 2014)

As we know, today’s teenagers will become tomorrow’s leaders. Who will they ultimately be and how will they get there? Some will take themselves into this direction consciously while others will get there by chance, but what will spark that initial thought or idea in their minds? If you know of a 15-18 year old that might have an interest in local government and/or public service, the following information might be of interest…

Annual Essay Contest

Every year the MML Foundation (Michigan Municipal League) presents an essay contest for high school gallowaycollens1students (ages 15-18) to stimulate interest in local government and public service.  The winners receive an expense paid trip to the NLC Congress of Cities conference where they will have the opportunity to participate in many youth delegate workshops and network with public officials from around the country.  The winners must be accompanied by an adult who will receive up to $500 toward their expenses upon submission of travel receipts.

Future NLC Congress of Cities Conferences:
November 19, 2014 – November 22, 2014 Austin, Texas
November 4, 2015 – November 7, 2015 Nashville, Tennessee

The essay contest is designed to give students an opportunity to use their knowledge and experience to creatively voice their views on what they value in their community and how it can be improved.  The essay 934_8600_Gen-Online_Banners2topic is “If you were an elected official (i.e. council member/mayor/village president) how would you improve the quality of life in your community?”  Essays will be judged on creativity, clarity, sincerity of thought and proper use of grammar and spelling.

The 2014 NLC Congress of Cities will be held November 19-22, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  For the 2014 essay contest information, please click the links below:

2014 Essay Competition Information

2014 Essay Competition Application

All essays must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2014 and sent to the Michigan Municipal League, Attn: Deborah Walton-Medley, Director of Financial Operations, 1675 Green Road, Ann Arbor, MI  48105.

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