Violence is often used to try to resolve conflict—in the home, at school, at work, and among nations. But there are many non-violent ways for resourceful people to resolve conflict and achieve peace. The YWCA McLean County and the Mennonite Churches of McLean County are sponsoring the 7th Annual Peace Essay Contest to address the problem of violence.
High school students in grades 9-12 within McLean County are eligible to participate.
Essays must be submitted to the YWCA by 4:00 pm on September 19, 2008
. Winners will be notified by October 1, 2008. Prizes will be awarded on October 7 at the YWCA Founder\'s Day luncheon, a celebration of YWCA McLean County\'s 100th Anniversary.
The YWCA Week Without Violence®, a national campaign held the 3rd week of October, emphasizes alternatives to family violence, gun violence, violence linked to racism and bigotry, and violence in the media. In McLean County, the YWCA's Week Without Violence® focuses on educating people about the occurrence and prevention of violence in our community.
Local high school students are encouraged to submit an essay for the annual Peace Essay Contest in which the Mennonite Churches of McLean County award a total of $1000 to top winners.
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