Colorado middle and high school students who enter the "Write to Lead" essay contest will have the chance to attend the Democratic National Convention this August in Denver.
During a stop at Carmel Middle School in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, Colorado Lieutenant Governor Barbara O'Brien encouraged students to submit their short essays for the chance to witness history in the making.
Two students will be named as Presidential Winners and have the opportunity to go to the Convention. Finalists will serve as ambassadors to state delegations from around the country.
The "Write to Lead" contest invites Colorado students in grades 6-11 to write an original essay answering one of the two following questions using between 300 and 500 words:
Grades 6-8: "What qualities make a great leader? How could one exhibit those traits in everyday life?"
Grades 9-11: Looking to the future, what do you see for our country? What qualities does a leader need to take our country forward?
All essays, parental consent forms, and waivers must be postmarked by Friday, April 18, 2008. You can find those at the link below.