As part of College GO! Week 2012, Learn More Indiana sponsored a contest for K-12 and college students and College Success Grants for K-12 schools. Learn more about winning entries below, and don’t forget to check back in 2013 for your chance to win money for college or a $1,000 grant for your school.
Over 3,800 students entered the College GO! Week contest this year. Congratulations to our winners:
- Kindergartner Scarlett from Mintonye Elementary School knows creativity is one of the important tools she’ll need as an engineer.
- First grader Denae from West View Elementary School plans a career caring for wild animals.
- Second grader Tori from West Noble Elementary School lists the essentials she’ll need for her classroom when she’s a teacher.
- Third grader Cheyanne from West Noble Elementary School anticipates six years of college before achieving her dream of being a zookeeper.
- Fourth grader Elise from Van Rensselaer Elementary School advocates for the academic, social, financial and personal benefits of a college degree.
- Fifth grader J’Lee from Frankie W. McCullough Academy for Girls writes about how college will change her future from a nightmare to a dream career as an architect.
- Sixth grader Lynn from Frankie W. McCullough Academy for Girls sees college as a stepping stone to her goal of becoming a worldwide famous author.
- Seventh grader Lizzy from Central Middle School details the requirements to become a pediatrician.
- Eighth grader Madyson from Indian Springs Middle School quotes Nelson Mandela and Oprah in her eloquent manifesto on becoming an animal science professor.
- Ninth grader Jennifer from Eagle Tech Academy shares her research on becoming a pharmacy technician.
- Tenth grader Darian from North White High School sets high expectations in high school to help her on the path to becoming a nurse.
- Eleventh grader Jeffrey from Highland High School connects the dots in his search for the perfect college.
- Twelfth grader Amber from Hamilton High School considers college costs as she plans to enroll at Ivy Tech before transferring to another college.
- College sophomore Ben from Ball State University gets involved on campus to make his college years successful.
College Success Grant WinnersAll applicants to Learn More Indiana’s College Success Grant demonstrated that their students were planning for college and careers at an age-appropriate level. Congratulations to our winners:
- Summitville Elementary School engaged students with visits from career professionals and Ball State University’s Charlie Cardinal.
- Elementary school runner up: Lester B Sommer Elementary School
- Corydon Central Junior High School focused on college preparation with career interest inventories, college research and updating high school graduation plans.
- Middle school runner up: Highland Middle School
- Merrillville High School went all out for College GO! Week, with college trivia games, visits from Merrillville alumni who are now in college, taking the PSAT, planning their postsecondary education with school counselors and participating in a College and Career Fair with over 50 representatives from the military, colleges and trade unions.
- High school runner up: Lawrence North High School