Announcing our annual high school essay contest!

The annual MCC U.S. Washington Office essay contest highlights the perspectives of youth on significant public policy issues and promotes the involvement of young people in faithful witness to government authorities.  The contest is open to Mennonite, Brethren in Christ and other Anabaptist youth of high school age and to all youth who attend Mennonite high schools within the United States and Puerto Rico. A grand prize and three honorable mention winners will be named.

Topics this year include:

  • Immigration: The Central American migration crisis
  • Mass incarceration: The U.S. criminal justice system
  • Armed drones

The deadline for submitting essays is January 23, 2015. Essays should be submitted to your nearest MCC regional office. Guidelines & Topics | Resource list