this-i-believe-l4u978lHouston high school students may submit a personal essay for a competition sponsored by KUHF, Houston Public Radio.

High School students from the Greater Houston Area are invited to submit essays about their personal philosophies and the core values and beliefs that guide them daily. Three winners will receive a $500 US savings bond, a laptop computer and the opportunity to visit KUHF’s studio to record their essays for the This I Believe broadcast hosted by Paul Pendergraft.

Hosted by journalist Edward R. Murrow on CBS Radio, the original 1950s This I Believe radio program invited Americans from all walks of life to stand up for their beliefs – in order to resist the “cloud of fear” that was beginning to envelop them in an “age of confusion.” Today’s youth live in equally challenging times. All around them, national, religious, and cultural barriers are breaking down. Identities and beliefs are constantly being tested. Now more than ever, we need to ask ourselves,

“What do I believe?”

The deadline for this contest is March 1, 2009.  For more information about this writing contest for high school students, click here.

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