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Student Essay Contest

The Virginia School Boards Association is holding its 2024 personal essay/speaking contest where the winners had an opportunity to present before an audience of more than 200 school board members and administrators at the 2024 VSBA Conference on Education held at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump on July 23, 2024.

This is the fourth year the Virginia School Boards Association will hold this contest. We hope that this contest will bring out the very best in students’ writing and speaking efforts and will allow our attendees to witness examples of bright, thoughtful, and accomplished students around the state. This year’s topic is Kind Hearts, Strong Schools.

The deadline to enter has passed.

Thank you to WellNet Healthcare for sponsoring this year’s contest. The first place winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Submissions are open to all Virginia public high school students (grades 9-12) as a great opportunity to share their unique voices as well as compete for funds to further their education.

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