An inaugural statewide essay contest has been announced for Michigan high school students.
Northwood University has partnered with the state Chamber of Commerce to host the contest.
Students will write an essay on the topic, “How can Michigan become more economically competitive?”.
Tim Nash is with Northwood University.
He said this contest has a number of benefits.
“It gives young people a chance to do some research, learn more about the economy in Michigan, and to hopefully influence public policy in the state.”
Nash said the top essays will be presented to the state legislature and the Governor.
He said the top five finalists will be announced at the Chamber Foundation’s annual dinner in May and will receive cash prizes.
Entries for the contest must be submitted by March 15th.
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Essay guidelines http://www.northwood.edu/essay/
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