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Clarksville’s LEAP Organization Essay Contest has Ten $500 Scholarships available for Seniors


LEAP scholarshipClarksville, TN – The 7 Points Quest is a local essay contest for high school seniors designed to encourage and promote the 7 principles of Leadership, Enlightenment, Academic Achievement, Perseverance, Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth.

The LEAP Organization recognizes the importance of encouraging youth to be productive and responsible citizens, and is honored to provide resources to assist youth their quest to pursue higher learning opportunities.

For the past 4 years LEAP has awarded scholarships at our Annual Step and Dance Competitions with proceeds generated from the event.

LEAP currently has $5,000 allocated for Ten Scholarship Essay Winners.

LEAP Essay Contest Information

  • Deadline to submit essay is March 1st, 2014.
  • Essay must be 350 – 750 words, typed and double spaced.
  • Must be a senior to apply
  • Include Name, School, and Contact number in top right corner of each page.
  • Entries may be submitted either via email, mail or fax
  • Essay must address the 7 Points Theme:
    Academic Achievement
    Describe the “Gender Effect” on academic achievement. Compare and contrast the relationship between personality types, test anxiety, self esteem, and how they impact academic achievement. What is the relationship between parenting practices, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity to the academic achievement of high school students? What academic achievement road blocks do you personally encounter and how have you made strides to overcome them?

Winner to be announced at the Charity Basketball Tournament on March 15th, 2014 at West Creek High School from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

For more information, click here.

About Richard Garrett

    Richard Garrett

    City Councilman Richard “Reason” Garrett has gained extensive business knowledge and negotiating skills as the Executive Director of the LEAP Organization.  LEAP Org provides youth development services.  As a licensed realtor for Keller Williams Realty, he is known for his tenacity, perseverance, honesty, and fairness.  A proud APSU alum, Richard graduated with Honors with a Bachelors in Public Management.
    Richard is a former active duty Marine, father of 4, and a husband with strong ties to the community. He is a graduate of Leadership Clarksville and a member of Clarksville Rotary, Clarksville Area Ministerial Association, Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville Association of Realtors Public Relations & Charity Relations Committees, and Clarksville Community Partners Group.

    For more information on Richard visit He can be contacted directly at 931-378-0500 or via email

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