Springdale Spirit Essay Contest

Springdale Spirit Essay Contest

2018 Springdale Spirit Essay Contest

Founded in 2015, Springdale Preparatory School is a college preparatory school with a diverse student population from Maryland counties, other states across the country, and all over the world.  Springdale is approved by the Maryland Department of Education and offers rigorous academics while equipping all learners with the tools needed to meet all of life’s challenges. Springdale prepares students for enduring success beginning with a foundation of respect for other students, faculty, and the world around them. Students develop strong relationships with each other and with faculty who help  shape them to become tomorrow’s leaders. Whether in the classroom, in the dormitory, or on the athletic fields, students experience learning through innovation and develop the skills needed to embrace lifelong learning and make a difference.

Springdale Preparatory School announces our first annual essay contest in honor of Veterans Day.  This national holiday recognizes individuals for honorable service to country. Likewise, Springdale instills in our community members a sense of servant leadership, the value of seeking ways to improve the world and ensuring that others’ needs are met.  We invite students in grades 5-12 to submit essays related to the theme of servant leadership. Specifically, entries should respond to the question: How can service also be leadership?

Essays of 500 words should be typed or written and submitted to Mr. Brandon Costley in the Student Services Office by November 5 at noon.  Identifying information should not be included; Mr. Costley will assign a code so that essays can be read and judged anonymously. Essays will be judged according to the criteria below.

  • Relevance to the prompt
  • Creativity
  • Display of understanding of servant leadership
  • Embrace of Springdale’s values of respect, lifelong learning, and innovation

The contest winner will receive a $50 gift card.  The winner will be announced during our Fall Festival on November 10.