“I highly recommend schools participate in the Winning Attitude essay contest. Not only can it validate and affirm the ideas and visions of students, but it can also empower and reward them for their important roles in our schools. This contest recognizes the power one student can have on their community. Participating in the program was truly a great experience for our kids and I know that they will remember it for a lifetime”. - Dr. Lori Smith, Principal of Cheyenne Mountain Junior High-2010 Winning Attitude Grand Prize Winner...read more.
The Winning Attitude essay contest is back for the sixth year! The program has been developed and sponsored by CenturyLink in partnership with ROOT SPORTS and the University of Colorado to recognize Colorado middle school students that make a difference in their communities. A Winning Attitude is about being a leader by taking initiative to make your community better – in the classroom, on the field or in your neighborhood.
All Colorado middle school students are invited to submit an essay (500 words or less) about how their Winning Attitudes have made a difference. Ten winning entrants and their classmates will win:
- A trip to a CU home football game at Folsom Field or CU home men's or women’s basketball game at the Coors Events Center.
- Recognition at the CU game and a $1,000 contribution for their school from CenturyLink.
- A chance to be selected as the GRAND PRIZE winner, with the opportunity to host a pep rally, including an emcee from ROOT SPORTS, appearances by CU coaches, student-athletes, cheerleaders and the pep band. The GRAND PRIZE winner will also receive an additional $2,500 contribution for their school from CenturyLink.
Now is the perfect time for you to submit your essay describing how your Winning Attitude has made a difference in the lives of others. Entries will be accepted August 22, 2011-January 13, 2012. Please note, earlier submissions gives you a greater number of opportunities to be selected. Don’t miss this great opportunity to earn up to $3,500 for your school!
CenturyLink, ROOT SPORTS and the University of Colorado are proud partners of this initiative and look forward to reading your Winning Attitude submission.