Excel in the Estrie Essay Contest Invites 2016 High School Grads to Share Successes!

Press Release

For Immediate Distribution

SHERBROOKE, February 14, 2016 – Calling all high school seniors! Share your story about overcoming hurdles and you could win cash by entering an essay in the 4th Excel in the Estrie! contest.

Launched alongside the annual Hooked on School Days in Estrie, which runs from February 15 to 19, Make Way For YOUth, a project from Townshippers’ Association that supports youth retention, wants to hear YOUR stories about what academic, social or personal challenges you have faced and overcome on your way to graduation.

MWFY and its supporting partners, the Centre des Jeunes Lennoxville Youth Center and Global Excel Management, will award three prizes $250 each to winning essays at Townshippers’ annual general meeting this June. Details to follow. Winning submissions will also be featured in the Fall/Winter issue of Townshippers journal.

Class of 2016, this year entry is easier than ever with an online option!

To enter write a minimum of 500 words about any challenges you encountered on your path to secondary educational success and what you did to overcome them. Your story could inspire others to keep on the path to success in education! We also want to hear about how you can see yourself, five years from now, living and working in the Townships.

Submit your essay by April 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm using the online submission form found under the YOUTH section at www.Townshippers.org. You can also download an entry form from that page and submit either electronically to [email protected], by fax at 819-566-0271 or by mail to: Townshippers’ Association, Excel in the Estrie!, 100-257 Queen, Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1K7


The essay contest is open to all graduating high school seniors in the historical Eastern Townships’ English-speaking community who are attending an English language secondary school and who have been accepted to a post-secondary institution in the Estrie region.

For full rules and regulations, visit the youth section at www.Townshippers.org. If you have additional questions or are without online access, contact Jenny Ménard, Make Way for YOUth Migration Agent, at [email protected], 819-566-5717 (toll-free: 1-866-566-5717).

About Townshippers’ Association
Townshippers’ Association is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization that has been serving the English-speaking community of the historical Eastern Townships, since 1979. For more on the Association and its activities, connect online at Townshippers.org or contact Townshippers’ in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717 or in Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd. 450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421.



Corrinna Pole
Communications Officer, Townshippers’ Association
819-566-5717 (toll free 1-866-566-5717), [email protected]


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