Excel in the Estrie Essay Contest Launched

SHERBROOKE, February 12, 2015 – High school seniors, get ready, set, write! In time for the Hooked on School Days in Estrie, which runs from February 16 to 20, Townshippers’ Association’s Make Way For YOUth Estrie program and its supporting partners, invites the graduating class of 2015 to share their stories of overcoming challenges for a chance to win an exciting prize in the third annual Excel in the Estrie essay contest.

In a few months high school seniors will be ready to mark an important milestone in their lives, that of graduation. Class of 2015, we want to hear from YOU in 600 words or less 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.

Not sure where to start? Challenges discussed by past winners include struggling to pass a particular subject, dealing with a difficult situation, or finding your voice.

Thanks to the generous donations of partners including Global Excel Management and the Centre des Jeunes Lennoxville Youth Center, this year’s contest is open to all high school seniors in the historical Eastern Townships’ English-speaking community attending an English language secondary school who have been accepted to a post-secondary institution in the Estrie region. Download and complete the application form available under the Youth section at www.Townshippers.org and share your story. Prizes totalling up to $750 will be awarded to the winning essay(s).

Winning submissions will be featured in the Fall/Winter issue of Townshippers journal and will be awarded their prize at Townshippers’ annual general meeting June 5, 2015 at the Hotel Cheribourg in Orford (see our website for additional details about the association’s upcoming Annual General Meeting).

Entries must be received by 4 pm, Friday, May 1, 2015 either electronically to [email protected], by fax at 819-566-0271 or by mail to: Excel in the Estrie! c/o Townshippers’ Association, 100-257 Queen, Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1K7

For more information contact, Jenny Ménard, Make Way for YOUth/Desjardins Migration Agent, at [email protected], 819-566-5717 (toll-free: 1-866-566-5717), or visit www.townshippers.org.


About Townshippers’ Association

Townshippers’ Association is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization focused on promoting and supporting the interests of the English-speaking minority community of the historical Eastern Townships since 1979. Through a variety of initiatives, Townshippers’ works to strengthen the community and culture of English-speaking Townshippers, open doors of opportunity for youth and promote access to health, social and other services in English.

For more on the Association and its activities, connect online at Townshippers.org or contact Townshippers’ head office in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717 (toll free: 1-866-566-5717) or branch office 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]


Don’t miss out;
opt-in to the association’s mailing list by clicking here, or scan the QR code to the left, to get breaking news and announcements directly in your email.