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Brimhall Essay contest Open to BYU Students

By Charlene R. Winters, ‘73

FIVE students will receive cash awards ranging from $300 to $1,000 during Homecoming 2002 as winners of the annual George H. Brimhall Memorial Essay Contest. The first-place winner will read his or her essay at Homecoming opening ceremonies, and all winners will be honored at a Homecoming Founders Day luncheon.

The contest, which is open to full-time students, has a deadline of Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. Students may pick up entry packets at the Wilkinson Student Center information desk or the Alumni House. Entries must be left at the front desk of the Alumni House.

Participants are required to write a 1,000-word essay on the 2002 Homecoming theme, “Alive in You,” and offer insights into contemporary issues from the writings ofBYU founders, particularly Benjamin Cluff Jr., the 2002 Founders Day honoree (see “Relentless Innovator,” p. 62).

The contest winner will receive $1,000. Other prizes include $750 for second place, $500 for third place, and two awards of $300 for honorable mention.

Descendants of former BYU president George H. Brimhall honor the founders of BYU with the yearly contest. The competition is designed to encourage high levels of scholarship among BYU students and promote students’ understanding and appreciation of BYU‘s mission and the legacy and challenges of its founders.

INFO: Todd Hendricks, 801-422-7621