Essay Contest with a $1000 First Prize

HALO holds an annual essay competition for qualifying high school students. Qualifying criteria include a minimum 3.5 grade point average. A $1000 first place prize, a $500 second place prize, and a $300 third place prize are awarded for the top three essays during the convention. In addition to their prize, winners get a chance to make a PowerPoint presentation based on their essay to an audience of their peers and teachers as part of the Students’ Forum program during the first day of HALO’s annual 3-day convention held in January.