Students & Volunteers: Check out BestPrep’s Essay Competition

BestPrep is pleased to announce that the topic for this year’s Essay Competition is now available!

BestPrep’s Essay Competition is sponsored by Thomson Reuters, and will be held in conjunction with the Educational Forum in November. The Essay topic is based on keynote speaker Angélique Kidjo’s book, Spirit Rising, and asks students to address their own views on the value of education.

For Students:

The Essay Competition is open to all Minnesota students in grades 9-11 during the 2014-2015 school year. The top 20 students will receive prizes and, along with their teacher, will be invited to attend the November 10th Educational Forum, including a private reception with Angélique Kidjo. To view the full prompt and download the Essay packet, click here.

For Volunteers:

BestPrep is looking for volunteers to judge essays in April and May. Judging is easy, and can be done on your own time! Sign up to volunteer through our online form.

If you know of an interested student, teacher, or would like to volunteer to judge essays, please contact Megan Gustafson at or 763-233-6322.