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Clarksville’s LEAP to hold $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest for Seniors

scholarshipClarksville, TN – The LEAP Organization is proud to announce its 4th annual  7 Points Quest Scholarship 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 in their quest to pursue higher learning opportunities.

For the past 5 years LEAP has awarded scholarships. This year we will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to one essay winner.

Deadline to submit essay is January 6th, 2015. Essay must be 350 – 750 words, typed and double spaced. Must be a senior to apply

Include Name, School, and Contact # in top right corner of each page.

Entries may be submitted either via emailed to , faxed to 931.274.0929, or mail/delivered to 1860 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard Clarksville, TN 37040.

Essay must address the 7 Points Theme

Winner to be awarded at our Annual Celebration of Youth Development Gala at the Emmanuel Family Life Center located at 303 Fairview Lane on January 31st, 2015 between 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

Scholarship to be awarded at 1:00pm.

2014 7 Points Theme

Perseverance

In your own words define perseverance then describe the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome in your life and what steps you took to overcome the challenge. Where in the process of overcoming this obstacle did you reach a turning point? Why did you keep going when it got really tough? What tools or coping methods did you use to keep you from quitting? What lessons did you learn and how can you use them to overcome future obstacles that may challenge your ability to achieve your goals?

Richard Garrett
Richard Garretthttp://leaporg.net/
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 www.reason4clarksville.com. He can be contacted directly at 931-378-0500 or via email
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