Contest time

The Profile in Courage essay contest, sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, invites high school students to write an original essay about an elected official who has demonstrated political courage. Awards total $13,500 for winning essayists; the teacher who nominates the first-place winner will receive a $500 grant.

In other contest news, students can sign up now to compete in World Math Day on March 3.

Design a bridge, win a prize

The West Point Bridge Design Contest is open to students from age 13 through grade 12. Prizes include a $5,000 scholarship or a laptop computer.

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