The WSPTA Men's Essay Contest is a statewide essay contest that explores the important and varied contributions that men make in the lives and education of children - from the children's perspective. All men involved in a child's life - fathers, uncles, grandfathers, brothers, step-fathers, mentors, neighbors, pastors, coaches, and friends - impact the children they care about. Research clearly shows that male involvement positively influences academic success at all levels of schooling - preschool through college. When male figures are involved with students' schooling, they enjoy school more and perform better in and out of school.
Application deadline is: March 1st each year.
To help promote male engagement around the state of Washington, the objective of this contest is for students of all ages and abilities to write an essay about a male role model that has had a profound impact on their life. These essays, from the students’ perspectives, will serve to inspire positive male engagement.
Students may consider many questions when writing their essays including (but not limited to):
What life lessons, ethics, or skills has he taught you?
Essay Contest Participation Guidelines:
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