Judges Needed for Educational Forum Essay Competition

The past Essay Competition winner met 2015 Educational Forum Keynote Speaker Angelique Kidjo

The next BestPrep Educational Forum will occur on October 24, 2017 and will feature former associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and former NFL hall of famer Alan Page as they keynote speaker. One of the highlights of the Educational Forum is the corresponding statewide student essay competition.

Based on communications with participating educators, BestPrep is anticipating more than 750 student essay submissions, responding to the following prompt:

Martin Luther King famously wrote: “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Why is it important for students to develop their character alongside academics? How has your educational journey and life experiences developed your character?

BestPrep is seeking volunteer judges who will remotely read and score 5-10 essays, each with a maximum of 750 words. Judging will take place between early April and mid-May with judges using provided criteria and an online scoring system. Interested volunteers can sign up here.  Top 20 winning students and their teachers will attend the Educational Forum and have a private reception with Alan Page.