Alpha Gamma High School Essay Contest
$100 Award for the Winner
(Up to four essays will be entered into the state contest for more prize money.)
DUE: Thursday, February 25th by email to
Mrs. Amanda Meredith, firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPIC: Is internet access a necessity of modern life, like running water or electricity, or is it a bonus, something that is nice to have but not a requirement?
Students will decide on a position for their argument essay.
They will support their position with textual evidence and cite their evidence.
Each essay must be 450-600 words in length.
It must be typed, double spaced, size 12 Arial font, and converted to a pdf.
The student’s name, address, phone number, and school must be sent typed on a separate document. NO NAME CAN BE ANYWHERE ON THE ESSAY.
The essay title needs to be a header for the essay page(s).
No images will be accepted.
Formal writing rules apply. See TN ELA standard W.TTP.1.
That includes no use of first and second-person pronouns.
The state rubrics will be rigorously applied. The rubric used is the TNReady Grades 9-12 Argument Rubric.