• This contest is open to all k-12 students in zip codes 30094, 30038, and 30058.  All essays are to be submitted via our website contact us page.  
  • The deadline for submission of the essay is September 25, 2020.
  • There will be three grand prize winners (one each for elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools)
  • All contestants will win a prize
  • Each contestant must identify his/her name, grade level and the email address of the parent or guardian 

This essay contest is for scholarships and or prizes.  Participation in this activity allows the student to become eligible for a freshman scholarship on graduating from high school.

The Heights by Great Men

Reached and Kept

Were Not Attained by Sudden Flight

But They, While Their Companions Slept,

Were Toiling Upward in the Night 


Many years ago , the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote these words.

Please express, in your own words and thoughts, just what these poetic words mean to you and whether they are inspirational to you or to members of your age group.