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Reconnecting The Circle
National High School Essay Contest
10 students will each win a $2,500 cash prize.

What: National High School Essay Contest
Topic: "Why is reconnecting the circle with Native Americans important today"?
When: Deadline: December 3, 2007
Who: High school students (grades 9-12)
Where: At high schools across the United States

How To Enter:

  • Go to the website:

  • Read the Official Contest Rules & Regulations.

  • Print out the Official Entry & Permission Form and legibly print information in blue or black pen.

  • Include the completed Entry & Permission Form with two (2) copies of your essay and send by mail to:
      Reconnecting The Circle
      National High School Essay Contest
      PO Box 8842
      Reston, VA 20195.
  • Post your essay to the Reconnecting The Circle website (starting November 1st).
All high-school aged students (grades 9-12) from tribal, public, private and parochial schools from all 50 states are invited to participate. Up to 10 winners will each receive a $2,500 cash prize.

Reconnecting The Circle (RTC), a non-profit organization, seeks to encourage people to learn about Native American people and cultures, and to develop a more meaningful and complete perspective on Indian Country*. RTC's programs encourage children and adolescents, grades K-12, to share their experiences, to explore facets of Indian Country, and to seek accurate information on both historical, as well as contemporary Native American topics. Participation in these educational programs is a way to strengthen our communities where shared values can be recognized. RTC is in partnership with the National Congress of American Indians, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the Boys and Girls Clubs in Indian Country, Cherokee Nation Education Corporation, and the Oneida Trust Committee, Oneida Nation, Wisconsin.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please visit the RTC website at or contact RTC via email at

* 'Indian Country' is the collective reference for Native American Tribes and communities, including American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

Jerry W. Briscoe
Research Associate
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City KS 66160

(913) 588-2708
(913) 588-2780 FAX

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