Essay Contest

Dear students,

It has come to the attention of the school counseling department that many of you enjoy the honorable pursuit of ceaseless argument and debate. As your school counselors, we affirm and encourage this enthusiastic exchange of ideas, and while many of you prefer to do so verbally and at a high volume, we would like you to know that there are other outlets at your disposal. For instance, the 2019 Fourth Circuit Essay Contest asks you to put forth your finest argument on the topic of Tinker v. Des Moines, an influential Supreme Court decision regarding the freedom of speech in schools. We will post this opportunity on our Scholarship Info page, so take a look and get to arguing.