This contest gives you a chance to win a medal just for sharing your opinion. In editorial writing, you’ll take
a stand on a controversial school issue and back up your stance with facts and examples.
This contest teaches students to read critically, to digest and prioritize information quickly and to write clearly,
accurately and succinctly. Emphasis is placed on mechanical and stylistic precision, lead writing, use of direct
and indirect quotes, news judgment, and the ability to think deeply, to compare and contrast and to argue or
defend a point of view persuasively.