HALO is proud to be holding its Second Annual Essay Competition. This competition is open to high school students only (see guidelines for criteria). The winners will be notified via e-mail and will be invited to make a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation of their winning essay at HALO’s "Nurturing Our Youth for The Future" Convention on Friday, January 23rd, 2009, as part of the Students Forum. Please see below for more information on how to enter competition and on essay topic. We wish all of our applicants good luck and are looking forward to reading their essays.

Essay Topic & and Instructions

Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable is an example of the trajectory (impact) of Haitian immigrants in the United States

Write a concise, but thorough, biography of Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable and name another Haitian who has made a similar contribution to the history of the United States and its impact on the Haitian community today. The essay must be 600 words.


First Place: Laptop computer
Second Place: $500 check
Third Place: $250 gift certificate


Deadline to register to participate: December 18, 2008

Dealine to submit essay: January 2, 2009


2009 Essay Competition Flyer
2009 Essay Competition Rules & Guidelines
2009 Essay Competition Referral Form
2009 Essay Competition Application Form

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