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Triton Hosts Essay Competition on Cyberbullying for High School Seniors

January 6, 2012 08:00 AM
Forest Park, IL...District 209 students have been invited to enter a Triton College Library Essay Contest for the chance to win a Triton College tuition waiver, goods, or cash prizes.

Senior students are asked to submit an essay addressing strategies that could prevent the rise of cyberbullying. The essay must also address why it may be necessary to alter social networking websites and communication tools to make them safer for everyone. The essay should be three to five pages long, neatly typed in English, and double-spaced in 12-point font with 1.5-inch margins.

Essays will be judged on writing and idea quality, creativity, organization and development of the ideas and presentation (including vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and grammar). The first prize winner will get a three-credit hour tuition waiver to use toward a Triton College class and $300 in cash. Second place will win a Kindle Touch 3G.  The third place winner will receive a $50 gift card from

Submissions must be postmarked by April 15, 2012. The submission must include seven copies of the original essay and an entry form which can be downloaded from the library's webpage at by clicking on "Essay Form." Only one essay may be submitted per student. Entries should be mailed to Triton College Library Award Committee, c/o Triton College Library, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, IL 60171.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony in May 2012 at Triton College (the exact date will be determined in spring 2012).

For more information, call (708) 456-0300 ext. 3770, or visit


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