The Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is excited to announce the opening of their annual essay contest! They invite all homeschool students ages 7—19 to submit thoughtful responses to the prompts outlined below. Winning essays will receive up to $200 in cash prizes! View the contest info and guidelines here:
Category 1 (ages 7–10*): From being an astronaut or teacher to being president, there are so many exciting jobs you could have when you’re older! What do you want to be when you grow up—and why?
Category 2 (ages 11–14*): As exciting new technology changes the way things get done, jobs change as well. Teachers no longer get chalk all over their hands, farmers use tractors instead of horses for ploughing, and reconnaissance missions are often done via satellite instead of physically scoping out the terrain. What is a job that you think would have been really fun to do “back in the day”—and why?
Category 3 (ages 15–19*): Technology is advancing so fast that some popular jobs didn’t even exist 10 years ago! Imagine some of the fascinating new jobs that could exist in 2028: tele-surgeon . . . drone delivery support . . . flying car parking attendant. . . What is a fascinating new job that you hope exists by 2028—and why would it be so great? (Tip: Start by thinking of a need in your family, community, or the larger society. Could technology be used to help meet that need? What would that job look like?)
Click here to view the contest guidelines.
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