This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children – from the children’s perspective. Every day children are exposed to a variety of people and each one has an opportunity to influence the path a child decides to take. Whether it is someone that sparks an interest in a new topic, helps them work through a problem, shapes the kind of person they want to become by modeling behavior, simply listens to them, or any number of other actions, this is the platform for students to share their appreciation. The application deadline is March 1 each year.

Submissions must be submitted through the online form. Questions? Contact WSPTAEssay@wastatepta.org

WSPTA Essay Contest Winners 2021 are located on the Student Showcase page.

Guidelines and signup here