General Interest Items – December 4, 2013

Posted on Nov 24 2013 in General by admin

2.1 Discount Tickets to the Creation Museum – Purchase by December 18, 2013 and Use Within a Year
2.2 Outdoor Experiences Writing Contest – Deadline Is February 3, 2014
2.3 Virginia State Bar Essay Contest – Deadline Is February 13, 2014
2.4 Discounts and Special Programs for Adult and Senior Citizen Students

 

2.1 Discount Tickets to the Creation Museum – Purchase by December 18, 2013 and Use Within a Year

2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd.
Petersburg, KY

Use coupon code 8111752 for a $20 two-day adult ticket, normally priced at $29.95.

The Creation Museum is a wonderful location to visit any time of year but Fridays and Saturdays in December feature a beautiful Christmas exhibit called “Christmas Town.”

Purchase the discounted tickets at the $20 price online by December 18, 2013  and use within one calendar year.

www.creationmuseum.org

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2.2 Outdoor Experiences Writing Contest – Deadline Is February 3, 2014

Deadline is February 3, 2014. Open to Virginia students in grades 9 through 12, including homeschooled students. The Virginia Outdoor Writers Association, Inc. (VOWA) and Bass Pro Shops are sponsoring the 21st Annual High School Writing Competition. Bass Pro Shops will provide winners with Bass Pro gift cards worth $150, $100, or $50. Outdoor gear will also be awarded and winning entries will be published online.

The goal of the competition is to reward high school students for excellence in communicating their personal experiences in the outdoors. The theme of this year’s contest is based on a memorable outdoor experience. Any experience by the writer with hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, hiking, birding, or other outdoor activity should be the predominant subject matter. No athletic event or competition is eligible subject matter. See the website for all the details.

www.vowa.org/?page_id=127

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2.3 Virginia State Bar Essay Contest – Deadline Is February 13, 2014

Deadline is 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2014. The annual Law In Society essay contest is open to Virginia high school students (grades 9 through 12). Submit an essay of 750 to 1,000 words on this year’s hypothetical situation as found on the website. See the website for full entry details. First prize will be $2,300, second prize will be $1,850, third prize will be $1,350, and five honorable mention prizes will be

$250. In addition, all winners will receive a current hardback copy of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style.

Essays will be judged on presentation–including grammar and spelling–and how well students apply their own understanding and reasoning to the topic. Students need not have a deep knowledge of legal concepts and theory, and no extra research beyond what is suggested above is necessary.

See the website for more information or contact Linda McElroy at lawinsociety@vsb.org.

www.vsb.org/site/public/law-in-society

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2.4 Discounts and Special Programs for Adult and Senior Citizen Students

Virginia is one of several states that offer tuition-free admission to older adult students. Age qualifications range from 55 to 60 and over, depending on the program. Students may audit courses (sit in on but not get credit) free of charge. Imagine if Grandma lived nearby and could drive your college student! Other programs allow older students to return to the classroom and complete degrees, often getting credit for life and workplace experience.

http://vda.virginia.gov/eldereducation.asp

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