SCHOLASTIC - GRADES 4-9: 2018 BREAKING BARRIERS ESSAY CONTEST - LIMITED AGE

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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Grand Prize—Grades 4–6: One (1) grand prize winner (the “Grades 4–6 Winner”) will be selected from the Grades 4–6 Final Pool. The Grades 4–6 Winner will receive a 3- day/2-night trip for two (2) (for the Grades 4–6 Winner and his/her parent or legal guardian) to the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game scheduled for July 17, 2018, in Washington, DC (the “2018 All-Star Game”), including (i) two (2) round-trip airfare tickets to an airport near the All-Star Game (the “ASG Airport”) (estimated retail value: $800.00) or ground transportation based on home location of the Grades 4–6 Winner; (ii) two (2) tickets to the 2018 All-Star Game (estimated retail value: $800.00); (iii) one (1) room for two (2) nights of hotel accommodations (estimated retail value: $600.00); (iv) ground transportation to and from the ASG Airport, if needed (estimated retail value: $300.00); and (v) ground transportation to and from the 2018 All-Star Game (estimated retail value: $300.00) (collectively, the “Grades 4–6 Grand Prize”). In addition, the Grades 4–6 Winner will receive a laptop computer (minimum estimated retail value: $1,200.00).

The Grades 4–6 Winner, along with his/her Current Teacher or Selected Teacher, as applicable (the “Winning Teacher”), and classmates, will receive a class visit from Jackie Robinson’s daughter, Sharon Robinson (estimated retail value: $1,500.00), the date of which shall be determined by Scholastic and the BOC in consultation with the Grades 4– 6 Winner’s school and subject to Sharon Robinson’s schedule; one class set (30 copies) of books by Sharon Robinson (estimated retail value: $509.70); and one class set (30 Tshirts) of Breaking Barriers T-shirts (estimated retail value: $450.00). In addition, the Winning Teacher of the Grades 4–6 Winner will receive a laptop computer (minimum estimated retail value: $1,200.00).

Grand Prize—Grades 7–9: One (1) grand prize winner (the “Grades 7–9 Winner”) will be selected from the Grades 7–9 Final Pool. The Grades 7–9 Winner will receive a 3-day/2-night trip for two (2) (for the Grades 7–9 Winner and his/her parent or legal guardian) to one (1) game of the 2018 Major League Baseball World Series (“2018 World Series”), selected by the BOC in its sole discretion (the “World Series Game”), including (i) two (2) round-trip airfare tickets to an airport near the World Series (“WS Airport”) (estimated retail value: $800.00) or ground transportation based on home location of the Grades 7–9 Winner; (ii) two (2) tickets to the World Series Game (estimated retail value: $800.00); (iii) one (1) room for two (2) nights of hotel accommodations (estimated retail value: $600.00); (iv) ground transportation to and from the WS Airport, if needed (estimated retail value: $300.00); and (v) ground transportation to and from the World Series Game (estimated retail value: $300.00) (collectively, the “Grades 7–9 Grand Prize”). In addition, the Grades 7–9 Winner will receive a laptop computer (minimum estimated retail value: $1,200.00).

The Grades 7–9 Winner, along with his/her Winning Teacher and classmates, will receive a class visit from Jackie Robinson’s daughter, Sharon Robinson (estimated retail value: $1,500.00), the date of which shall be determined by Scholastic and the BOC in consultation with the Grades 7–9 Winner’s school and subject to Sharon Robinson’s schedule; one class set (30 copies) of books by Sharon Robinson (estimated retail value: $509.70); and one class set (30 T-shirts) of Breaking Barriers T-shirts (estimated retail value: $450.00). In addition, the Winning Teacher of the Grades 7–9 Winner will receive a laptop computer (minimum estimated retail value: $1,200.00).

MVP Prizes: Two (2) MVP prize winners will be selected (one (1) winner from the Grades 4–6 Final Pool and one (1) winner from the Grades 7–9 Final Pool) (each, an “MVP Winner”). Each MVP Winner will receive a laptop computer (minimum estimated retail value: $1,200.00). Each MVP Winner, along with his/her Winning Teacher and classmates, will receive a class visit from Jackie Robinson’s daughter, Sharon Robinson (estimated retail value: $1,500.00), the date of which shall be determined by Scholastic and the BOC in consultation with the MVP Winner’s school and subject to Sharon Robinson’s schedule; one class set (30 copies) of books by Sharon Robinson (estimated retail value: $509.70); and one class set (30 T-shirts) of Breaking Barriers T-shirts (estimated retail value: $450.00). In addition, the Winning Teacher of each MVP Winner will receive a laptop computer (minimum estimated retail value: $1,200.00)

All-Star Prizes: Six (6) All-Star prize winners will be selected (three (3) winners from the Grades 4–6 Final Pool and three (3) winners from the Grades 7–9 Final Pool) (each, an “All-Star Winner”). Each All-Star Winner will receive a laptop computer (minimum estimated retail value: $1,200.00). In addition, each All-Star Winner, along with his/her Winning Teacher and classmates, will receive one class set (30 copies) of books by Sharon Robinson (estimated retail value: $509.70); and one class set (30 T-shirts) of Breaking Barriers T-shirts (estimated retail value: $450.00).

Rules

All students who are legal residents of, and currently reside in, the 50 United States (and the District of Columbia), Puerto Rico and Canada (excluding Quebec) and who are currently enrolled in grades 4–9 are eligible to enter.

Limit one Entry per Entrant.

Review and Additional Information

ESSAY TOPIC FOR ALL ENTRIES: Write an essay about a barrier that you have faced. Explain how you used one or more of Jackie Robinson's nine value —citizenship, commitment, courage, determination, excellence, integrity, justice, persistence, and teamwork—to face this barrier.
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