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Barker Wins Student Essay Contest


Students from fifty different Christian schools and churches were invited to participate in a student essay contest offered through the CCC admissions office. The topic given for this contest was ’Why is a Christian College Education Important?’ The contest was open to all high school juniors or seniors from the invited organizations. Participants were limited to 300-500 words and were judged on writing skills and compelling content. The winner receives a 3 day, 2 night trip for themselves and their youth pastor and his wife to the Clearwater, Florida area, and a $1,000 scholarship to attend Clearwater Christian College. The contest generated many responses from students across the United States and gave youth pastors a forum to discuss Christian higher education in their student ministries.

This year’s winner was Emily Barker from Aurora, CO and attends Woodside Baptist Church in Denver. Emily is a home educated senior who plans to major in Social Studies Education in college. Emily will be accompanied by her youth pastor, Jonathan Scott and his wife Janae.