"2016 - From Failure to Promise Essay Contest"
1st place: $10,000.00
(3) $500.00 honorable mentions
In 2014, Dr. C. Moorer published his 2nd ground breaking work, From Failure to Promise: 360 Degrees. It is an inspirational autobiography in which Moorer shares his 20-year journey, espousing how God transformed his life and took him from college flunk-out to engineer and, ultimately, to university professor and dean.
Dr. C. Moorer has humbly told his story to inspire and motivate youth to reach great promise. Many students face challenges and circumstances that cascade the reality of reaching their academic hopes and dreams.
We invite you to write an original essay - of at least 1500 words-long addressing all (3) prompts.
1. Which track(s): (On Track, Off Track, New Track, Fast Track, Tenure Track, or Backtrack) of the book, From Failure to Promise – “360 Degrees”, presented or reiterated the most important life lessons for you and why? (Cite at least 3-5 key examples from the book)
2. The author reiterates the importance of (Faith, Education, Experience, and Effort) throughout the book, From Failure to Promise – “360 Degrees”. Which factor(s) was/were most vital to his evolution in going from a “flunk-out” to a “professor” at the very same university and beyond? (Cite at least 3-5 key examples from the book)
3. How does the “Dr. C. Moorer's - 7 Spheres of Influence and Integration Model “ from the book, From Failure to Promise – “360 Degrees” affect your world-view as related to civic responsibility and global citizenship? Explain.
Work will be judged on the basis of originality, quality of research, and effectiveness of presentation.
Contestants must be high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate-level college students with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, pursuing or planning to pursue a degree at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
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