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Essay Contest for 2020 High School Graduates!

by Ben Clark May 27, 2020 10 Comments

Essay Contest for 2020 High School Graduates!

  

CONGRATS CONTEST WINNERS!!!

Honorable mention (receiving a $25 store gift card): Lucy Lindblom and Kevin Hillman!
3rd place (receiving annual membership + $50 gift card): April Kurtz!
2nd place (receiving annual membership + $50 gift card): Gunnar Salyer!
1st place (receiving lifetime membership + $100 store gift card): GRACE SAYWARD!!!

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!!! This one is for you! 

Are you looking for an opportunity to help you reach your music goals/dreams? Perhaps a free Gold Pick membership could be just what you need as you leave high school and head off into your future! 

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All you have to do to enter is submit a 500-750 word essay answering this question: 
"In light of recent events, is live music vital for community flourishing and why?"

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Who is eligible for this contest? Any 2020 high school graduate! 

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All essay submissions must be emailed to Alicia (alicia@banjobenclark.com) by
Friday, June 12th at 11:59pm CST. 

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Winners will be announced live on Monday, June 15th at 5pm CST.

PRIZES:
1st place winner - FREE LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP (a $549 value!) + $100 General Store Gift Card
Two runner up winners - FREE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP (a $250 value!) + $50 General Store Gift Card each

**Special thanks to the three generous sponsors (all current Gold Pick members!) who have donated memberships for the winners of this contest!** **All contest entrants agree to possibly have their essay, name, and general location shared on Banjo Ben's social media platforms.**

Ben Clark
Ben Clark


10 Responses

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Ben Clark
Ben Clark

June 15, 2020

April, it was over 10 I believe. I was really encouraged by how many entered!

aprilkurtz
aprilkurtz

June 15, 2020

How many of us 2020 graduates entered in this essay contest? Can you tell me? I am curious! About 50, 100, or 1,000?

Banjo Ben
Banjo Ben

June 12, 2020

April, no need to show proof. We’ll take your word for it! Looking forward to your entry!

aprilkurtz
aprilkurtz

June 12, 2020

Thank you so much for this contest! I only found out about the contest today, but am excited because I love to write! I just graduated from the Mount Academy in NY, and am now in the United Kingdom. One question: Do I need to show a copy of my high school diploma as proof that I am a proud member of the class of 2020? Please let me know, and thanks again!

Banjo Ben
Banjo Ben

May 28, 2020

Hey Paul, yes I should have specified that but it’s open to any graduating high school senior, thanks!

William Mcclean
William Mcclean

May 28, 2020

Hello Ben,
I struggled with my Speech and English language Education as well! I had problems of distinguished, Past,present and Future! When I was writing English Comprehension Ben. I had problems of connecting with words as well Ben. I am amazed, how I comes along that difficult Challenges in my life Ben.
I have been bullied alot because some people’s, see me differently too their eyes Ben. I been called Square head, Frankinstien plus, many other hurtful comments as well Ben.
That why, it’s inspired too work hard, getting the timing corrects on my Banjo Ben. I had a privilege too meet Jen Kruger played his Banjo Ben, in Yorkshire UK. I,m I good Ambassador for people’s with different issues with Disabilities Needs Ben.
Warm greetings,
From N,Ireland. William mcclean

Roger Skaggs
Roger Skaggs

May 27, 2020

Very cool idea Ben. Thanks for doing that. I’m a soon to be retired HS science & math teacher in very rural SW New Mexico. Before the Covid-19 came and we moved our students to on-line teaching, I had been teaching a folk music class to our 8th graders. I was getting them started on guitar, mandolin, banjo, uke, & harmonica—-instruments that they can enjoy playing alone or in a group on into old age! How many thousands of high school band instruments are collecting dust in parents closets/basements around this country? We need less marching band and more more folk music in our schools.

Paul S Stanley
Paul S Stanley

May 27, 2020

Banjo Ben, is this open to students outside of the USA?

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