“I was afraid, but I raised my hand.” . Wow. Let Grow’s “Think For Yourself” college scholarship essay contest — our first — yielded over 3000 fascinating stories from high school students across the country. We gave them essay prompts designed to make them think about the value of free speech, including: Write about a
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Let Grow sponsors contests for young people, adults and families. Some award scholarships or prizes, some don’t. Our goal, as always, is to have some fun and create some freedom.
Congratulations to the winners of our first Think for Yourself Essay Contest! We received over 3,000 essays and there were so many excellent entries, it was truly hard to choose. Thank you and good luck to all who entered! FIRST PRIZE, $2500: Kasey Roberts, age 17 RUNNER UPS, $1000 Each: Ruby Green, age 18 and Shaina Chen,
Is it really too traumatizing for college students to read “The Great Gatsby?” That’s the idea behind the “trigger warnings” professors are putting on some books — including “Gatsby” — as well as articles and movies their students are expected to study. The idea is to shield young people from ideas they might find disturbing.