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Private school launches essay contest with full scholarship as prize

Posted May 23, 2016

Atlas International School, which covers preschool to ninth grade, has launched an essay contest. The winner, who must be a rising fourth to ninth grader, will get a full scholarship!

The Raleigh school uses an international curriculum that includes foreign language and music instruction and two recesses a day. Third and sixth graders who attend Atlas, an independent, non-sectarian school, typically score well above average on end of grade tests, according to the school. At the same time, its school days are shorter, giving kids a chance to pursue outside interests.

The contest will provide a full scholarship to one winner and two half scholarships for the 2016-17 school year. Kids must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Here's how to enter: Submit a 300- to 500-word essay explaining why you would love to attend our school, what you would hope to learn, and how you would contribute as a student.  Essays will be judged on content, style, and adherence to standard writing conventions.  

The deadline is July 1. Winners will be announced on Aug. 1. Email your submission to

Good luck!


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