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Local Dr. Launches Essay Contest to Ask Students to Solve Public Education Problems

 

Scot Ackerman, M.D. of First Coast Oncology has announced his third annual essay contest for local high school students, “Students Who Care.”  The topic for this year’s contest is: “Plato said ‘Necessity is the mother of invention.’ In what innovative ways would you solve the challenges that the public education system faces today?” 

Each year, Dr. Ackerman challenges and rewards students who contribute to society through good deeds and thoughtfulness.  “Each year, I’m amazed by how well-written and heartwarming some of these essays are,” he said. “This year’s topic is a bit more cognitive but I’m interested to see how the leaders of tomorrow would solve some of the problems of today.” 

The contest is open to all high school students in North Florida and is being promoted to teachers and schools through the media and through materials distributed within schools.  The essays will be judged on the approach to the topic, creativity, grammar and writing ability.  Two students, one from Nassau County and one from the Jacksonville metro area including surrounding counties, will be selected as winners when the contest ends in November.  As is tradition each year, Dr. Ackerman will present the winning students with Macbook computers in a special ceremony.  Essays may be submitted at www.firstcoastoncology.com. The deadline for submissions is November 18th, 2011.  

For more information, visit www.firstcoastoncology.com or call 904-228-7318.

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