The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to honor the anniversary of JFK/s birth by participating in the 2019 Profile in Courage Essay Contest. In Profiles in Courage
, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who demonstrated political courage by risking their careers to do what was right for the nation. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges U.S. high school students to write a new profile in courage.
Awards to be given: First-place prize $10,000; Second-place: $3,000; Five finalists receive $1,000 and eight semifinalist $100 each. The nominating teacher of the first-place winner will receive the John F. Kennedy Public Service grant of $500 to encourage student leaders and civic engagement. Special contest topic: describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year JFK's' birth. Win an expense-paid trip to Boston and receive recognition for your winning essay.
For contest information, registration and to submit your essay, go to the Profile in Courage Essay Contest by visiting JFKLibrary.org/essaycontest
. Deadline for submission: January 18, 2019.