HPGM Herman Gabriel Educational Assistance Fund
2022 Essay Contest
“Cultivating Today’s Youth to become Tomorrow’s Leaders”
Purpose: To provide guidance and communicative skills with public speaking experience, within the context of a theme. To provide middle and high school students with an opportunity to express themselves, enhance their public speaking skills, promote self-confidence, educational enhancement and facilitate character building.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
"Define what the word “responsibility” means to you. Then, write about what you feel most responsible for.”
The Essay Contest will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at 2PM virtually via ZOOM.
Eligibility: Contestants are students of Fort Bend County, Texas currently in grade 12 (graduating senior).
Length of Essay: Each contestant shall deliver a prepared Essay, which must be an original effort. The Essay must be at least 400 words and no more than 500 words. All entries must be of good taste, free from profane language and must reflect a positive image.
Presentation of Essay: Each contestant shall deliver the essay in a
- MICROSOFT WORD DOCUMENT
- 12pt ARIAL FONT
- CORRECT SPELLING, GRAMMAR AND SYNTAX
Judging and awarding points will be based on the following criteria:
ESSAY = 100 points
Title page (5 Points)
Font (12pt, Arial) (5 Points)
Numbered pages (5 Points)
Double-Spacing (5 Points)
Minimun Number of Words (400-500 count) (10 Points)
Cite Source Page (10pts)
Spelling (20 Points)
Organization/Flow (20 Points)
Grammar/Punctuation/Syntax (20 Points)
TOTAL POSSIBLE IS 100 POINTS
Ms. Tracy Jackson
Dr. Willie Capers
Mr. Rodney Cox
Dr. Ilene Harper
Dr. Michael O. Adams
Bro. Davis Monroe
Bro. Ron Reynolds
How To Enter: Fill out the form below and upload your essay via the same form.
If you are having any issues with the upload, please email your essay to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications must be received by 8/19/2022
Monetary Prizes will be awarded $350 (Tentative):
Grades 9th – 12th
1st place – LAPTOP
2nd place – $250
3rd place – $100