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We want to know how you have been and can continue to be an agent of positive change. Honestly and thoughtfully resp0nd to the prompt below–inspired by a quote from Elie Wiesel. Share what you’ve learned through your life experiences and tell how you’ll apply that knowledge in helping to create a brighter future.

Grades 6-10
ESSAYS DUE Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 11:59pm

Grades 11 & 12
ESSAYS DUE Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 11:59pm

Elie Wiesel Quote In 500 words or less, share an incident when you or someone you know was treated unfairly or you treated someone unfairly based on race, socioeconomic status, gender, religion, etc. Why was this judgment wrong? How did the experience affect you? What have you done and what will you do to help end intolerance and create a more inclusive community?

 

Upstander: A person who stands up and speaks out or and takes action in defense of an individual or individuals, to advance a greater good, or to prevent or right an injustice in society.

 

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