2014 John F. Kennedy ‘Profile in Courage’ Essay Contest

The Ohio Township Public Library System would like to tell its young and aspiring students of a fantastic opportunity to improve and develop their research and writing skills with a chance to win scholarship money for collage: The 2014 John F. Kennedy ‘Profile in Courage’ Essay Contest!

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It Takes Courage to Stand up for your beliefs. Some elected officials risk their careers to do right by their community and country. in Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy described eight U.S. elected officials who demonstrated political courage.

Here’s Your Chance to write
a new profile in courage

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. Students to write an essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956.

All relevant information on the essay contest such as
registration & submission,
essay guidelines,
eligibility,
judging criteria,
awards,
and past winning essays
can be found at

www.jfklibrary.org

Deadline for submission is January 6, 2014!

 

 

Aquifer – Book Trailer

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In the year 2250, a ruling class controls the entire world by controlling the only source of hydration, buried deep underground—and they also control the flow of knowledge. While the Wise Ones can monitor the Topper world above and the “Water Rat” mines below, there’s one boy they can’t watch, and he has the passion and knowledge to find a crucial prophecy and potentially change the world.

The Dark Between – Book Trailer

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At the turn of the twentieth century, Spiritualism and séances are all the rage—even in the scholarly town of Cambridge, England. While mediums dupe the grief-stricken, a group of local fringe scientists seeks to bridge the gap to the spirit world by investigating the dark corners of the human mind.
 
   Each running from a shadowed past, Kate, Asher, and Elsie take refuge within the walls of Summerfield College. But their peace is soon shattered by the discovery of a dead body nearby. Is this the work of a flesh-and-blood villain, or is something otherworldly at play? This unlikely trio must illuminate what the scientists have not, and open a window to secrets taken to the grave—or risk joining the spirit world themselves.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown – Book Trailer

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  Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

   One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

All Our Yesterdays – Book Trailer

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“You have to kill him.” Em is locked in a bare, cold cell with no comforts. Finn is in the cell next door. Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside a drain . . .