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High School Students Well-Schooled In Diversity: Teen Winners of Book Writing Contest Earn College Scholarships and Have Entries Published
Date:5/25/2010

High school students embraced the chance to become published authors, and earn money for college, by entering the B’nai B’rith International Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge. The teens in different cities wrote and illustrated books aimed at teaching grade-schoolers about tolerance and diversity. The winners take home $5,000 college scholarships and will see their books professionally published.

(PRWEB) May 25, 2010 -- High school students in four cities have spent the winter putting the finishing touches on their original book entries for the B’nai B’rith International Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge. They will soon learn who won the top prizes: $5,000 college scholarships for each city’s top winner and the professional publication of the top books.

The contest challenges teens to write and illustrate children’s books that explain diversity and tolerance to elementary school-aged children. In a contest first, the winning book in San Antonio will be published in both English and Spanish. Winners in San Antonio will be announced in late May. Winners in contest cities
Memphis, New York, and Los Angeles will be announced in early June. The contest is now in its fourth year.

This education and awareness initiative was created in conjunction with B’nai B’rith programs that promote tolerance and communicate a message of equality. The contest aims to enlighten, inspire, and educate America's young people and their families in an effort to destroy prejudices and strengthen the future of our youth.

In addition to the $5,000 college scholarships, winning entries in each city will have their submission professionally published and distributed to libraries and elementary schools in their hometown. The second place winners receive $2,000 scholarships, and the third place winners earn a $1,000 scholarship. In addition
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