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E-News January Issue 1, Volume 6

American Dream Essay Contest
Attention all 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students! It's time to write your essay! The Boys and Girls Clubs of Wyoming are holding their annual American Dream Essay contest and have asked the Wyoming homeschoolers to participate. The essay must be written on one of the "Ten Principles to Live By" as described in James P. Owens' book, Cowboy Ethics, Cowboy Values. You can read more about the contest on their website.
HOW local winners will receive: First Place $300 Second Place: $200 Third Place: $100, and the state winners will receive: First Place: $3,000 Second Place: $2,000 Third Place: $1,000. So get familiar with the  "Ten Principles to Live By" and write a great essay!

Essays must be written between January 6 and February 14, 2014. All entries must be received by HOW on or before February 14th, 2014. A minimum of 15 essays must be received before any homeschool essays will be accepted into the competition, so get your friends writing, too! The essays must be between 300 and 2000 words, typewritten, and mailed to: HOW Essay Contest, 512 E. 2ND Ave., Torrington, WY 82240. Entries received after February 14th will not be considered, so enter early.


2014 Convention
June 6-7, Please mark it on your calendar!

If you're a Young Entrepreneur, be sure to sign up for your space at the convention. The entrepreneurs will get to showcase and sell their wares much like the vendors do. The cost for a space will be just $15. Click HERE for an application.

Talent Show participants needed!

Come help entertain at the convention. This will be a great place to get up in front of an appreciative audience. Individuals or entire families are welcome.
Please print out an application HERE, then fill in the information and mail to the address included on the form.


Help Stop the Common Core
The science standards in Wyoming are up for review.  On October 8th the Wyoming Department of Education presented the Common Core version of science standards to the State School Board (Wyoming Board of Education) as the ONLY set of standards to adopt for review.   At the November meeting, the Board requested more information. They will take it up again at their next meeting which is scheduled for January 23rd-24th. Please click here to read and sign the letter to Governor Mead.


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