Just one more thing: Value of written words
During this past week, several editors, including me, and one of our editorial assistants, completed judging the senior division of the Youth Opportunities United (YOU) essay contest. We were asked by Kevin Dean, YOU director, and Jeb Egbert, YOU business manager and coordinator of the contest, to make the judgment on the final essays. The YOU Office staff worked for weeks and months going through the more than 600 entries submitted. In the junior division that we helped judge more than two months ago (see "Texan, 14, Wins Junior Division of YOU Essay Writing Contest," WN. May 16), 450 young people entered the contest. It's so encouraging to me to see more than 1,000 of our teenagers taking the time to write an essay on what their families mean to them.
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