Excel in the Estrie! Essay Contest DEADLINE EXTENDED

Due to popular demand, the deadline has been extended to Friday, March 28, 2014. 

Press Release

For Immediate Distribution

SHERBROOKE, February 11, 2014 – High school seniors could win up to $500 cash by sharing their plans for success in the Excel in the Estrie! essay competition. Make Way For YOUth, a project from Townshippers’ Association that supports youth retention, is celebrating Hooked on School Days (February 10 to 14) with the launch of the second annual scholarship essay contest!

To enter, secondary students in the graduating class of 2014 are invited to write an original essay of 600 words or less, describing how they have or plan to Excel in the Estrie!

Students, share your challenges and dreams by writing about any obstacles you faced in high school and how you overcame them, or focus on your school experiences (positive or negative) and what could have made it even better. Make sure to end your essay by showcasing your future plans, imagine where you see yourself living and working in five years from now.

The deadline to enter is Friday, March 14, 2014, after which a prize amount totalling up to $500 will be awarded to the winning essay(s).

Tell your story in your own voice using the official entry form, which can be downloaded from the Youth section of Townshippers’ website at www.townshippers.qc.ca. Contest eligibility and additional details will be posted online.

For more information please 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.qc.ca [direct link].

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, follow us on Facebook or visit www.townshippers.qc.ca. Townshippers’ can be reached 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

Townshippers’ Association, Communications Officer

[email protected] tele: 819 566-5717 (toll free 1-866-566-5717)