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*After attending the NAAE conference this past week, I was made aware of a
competition called The DuPont Challenge.  DuPont is a huge supporter of
Agriscience Education.

***You could use this contest as part of your agriscience curriculum, you
could partner with your English teachers and work on this project together, You
could incorporate this into your Agriscience Fair Projects, or even use this
as a Prepared Speech for competition.  They said the participation in this
contest has been greatly decreasing each year and they give away awesome
prizes including money for your classroom and free trips to Disney!! (see
bottom for complete list of prizes)   *

*FREE GIVEAWAYS* - In the spirit of giving, they will choose a different
science classroom (grades 7-12) each weekday from November 22 through
December 24 to receive great prizes, including a trip for your class to a
Challenger Center. Sign up at this link
http://thechallenge.dupont.com/teachers/giveaways.php and you could be one
of these lucky winners!

The DuPont Challenge is a agriscience/science essay competition.  The DuPont
ChallengeŠ has two primary objectives: to help increase science literacy
among students and to motivate them to excel communicating scientific ideas.
Students may write a 700 to 1,000-word essay discussing a scientific
discovery, theory, event, or technological application that has captured
their interest. We invite and encourage you to take part in our 25th year by
bringing The DuPont ChallengeŠ into your classroom, and giving your students
the opportunity to benefit from this experience.
For official rules and entry for go to the following link -
http://thechallenge.dupont.com/rules/index.php

 PRIZES!!!

JUNIOR DIVISION (Grades 7, 8, and 9) SENIOR DIVISION (Grades 10, 11, and 12)

*First Place in each division*

   - $5,000 U.S. Savings Bond
   - Expenses-paid trip to Kennedy Space Center and Walt Disney WorldŽ
   Resort with a parent

*First Place Sponsoring Teacher: $500 Grant*

   - Expenses-paid trip to Kennedy Space Center and Walt Disney WorldŽ
   Resort
   - Expenses-paid trip to the 2012 NSTA Conference

*Second Place in each division*

   - $3,000 U.S. Savings Bond
   - Expenses-paid trip to Kennedy Space Center and Walt Disney WorldŽ
   Resort with a parent

*Second Place Sponsoring Teacher: $500 Grant*

   - Expenses-paid trip to Kennedy Space Center and Walt Disney WorldŽ
   Resort

*Third Place in each division*

   - $2,000 U.S. Savings Bond
   - Expenses-paid trip to Kennedy Space Center and Walt Disney WorldŽ
   Resort with a parent

*Third Place Sponsoring Teacher: $250 Grant*

   - Expenses-paid trip to Kennedy Space Center and Walt Disney WorldŽ
   Resort

*Honorable Mentions in each division
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   - $200 U.S. Savings Bond



-- 
Melissa Riley
Central Region Ag Education
Horticulture Teacher
PO Box 4060
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030
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office - 478-825-6067
 cell - 478-973-4071
 fax - 478-825-6980

*"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."
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