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High School Essay and Workshops

Upcoming High School Student Opportunities

2017 Summer Seminar

Building Bridges: Across the Curriculum, Across Catholic Education

June 21, 2017
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

This one day Summer Seminar for Catholic High School Teachers and Administrators is free and includes lunch.

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Email to register or call 301-447-5397

Essay Contest

To engage young people in discussions about economics, the human condition and their connection to the moral underpinnings of capitalism and individual and business ethics, the BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism sponsors an annual essay competition. The competition requires students to write an essay on a topic about the nature of economics, capitalism and the ethical challenges facing business today.

The 2017 Essay Contest closed on May 12, 2017. Please join us again next year in the spring for our 2018 essay contest.


The contest is open to high school students from grades 9-12.


The first place winner receives a $1,000 cash prize and is eligible for a $1,000 scholarship if they attend Mount St. Mary’s University in the next three years.
The second place award is a $200 cash prize.

How To Enter

Please join us again next year in the spring for our 2018 essay contest.

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