Without comparison, the favorite contests are the poetry and essay contests on Creative Communication. It is easy for students to enter and meet the criteria for the contests; it provides ongoing opportunities to enter all year; and it is rewarding. If a student puts forth effort to write something well, more often than not they are chosen to be published. The students are thrilled when they come into class holding that notification postcard that were "chosen" to be published. "I won!" The best part of all for me as a teacher is that it serves as a lesson to show that if you enter and put yourself out there, you really do have a chance to be noticed for your talents. In order to win, try entering!

JoLyn Chappell

Gunnison Valley High, Utah