Vermont youth are invited to Montpelier TODAY -- Jan. 20 -- to march for human rights, dignity, and equality for all. This is one of several marches for youth around the country, one year after President Trump's inauguration.
When? SATURDAY, JAN. 20, 1 p.m. Where? Montpelier High School Who? All young Vermonters (speakers range from 8 to 22!)
Kiran Waqar, one of the organizers says: "There is a speak-out directly after the speaker line-up so if young artists are interested in sharing their related work, this may be a really cool opportunity to do so."
Vermont High School Students: Senator Bernie Sanders invites you to write a 250-500 word essay focusing on what you believe are the major challenges facing the nation and how to solve them. Submit your essay at www.sanders.senate.gov/stateoftheunion. The deadline is Jan. 10, 2018.
A panel of Vermont teachers will judge the essays. The 20 finalists, including the selected winner, will be invited to a roundtable discussion with Sen. Sanders and have their essays entered into the Congressional Record. (See attached pdf for more)
Do a search on "college essay tips" and you will be inundated with advice. Here are some highlights:
1. Brainstorm. Think. Give yourself time and space to consider what you want to write.
2. Make a list of all ideas, good and not-so-good. Think again. Consider which ones you should hang on to and which ones you should toss. Toss freely. Only the strong survive this exercise.
3. Don't cram, so there's no reason to panic and lose your confidence. You'll want to write several drafts and ask a trusted mentor, teacher, adviser to read them. Give yourself time between drafts -- this does wonders to tightening up long, ponderous essays. You'll discover all sorts of places to cut or enhance.