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Students urged to enter essay contest

Sophomores, juniors and seniors at White Hall High School have been invited by the William J. Clinton Foundation to enter its annual essay contest, “Ideas Matter.” The students can put their ideas into action to confront some of the world’s most urgent challenges, said Stephanie S. Streett, executive director of the foundation.

Students are invited to submit a 500-word (minimum) essay addressing the following writing prompt: “In today’s interdependent world, there are many challenges facing our world. The Clinton Foundation’s mission is to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods, and protect the environment.”

Students can choose and define one of these topic areas, and then propose their own ideas and solutions to help solve the problem. The author of the winning essay will receive a $2,500 college scholarship.

The essays must be postmarked by Nov. 9. Entries should be sent to: Joyce Willis, Manager of Educational Programs, Clinton Foundation, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, Ark. 72201

Essays will be reviewed by a panel of educators. The winner and runners-up will have the opportunity to meet President Clinton during one of his future trips to Arkansas.