9-11 National Student Challenge

The 9-11 10th Year Anniversary National Student Challenge

The National Student Challenge Has Been Postponed.

 

Are you a college student, high school student, or a middle school student? Are you creative, willing to learn, and a good team player? Are you up for a challenge?

 

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If you answered yes to each of these questions, then you are on track to participating in the 9/11 National Student Challenge. You are also on your way to possibly winning some fabulous prizes!

9-11 10th Year Anniversary - 9/11 National Student Challenge

9-11 10th Year Anniversary - 9/11 National Student Challenge

9-11 10th Year Anniversary - 9/11 National Student Challenge

Enrollment to Re-open Later

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Enrollment to Re-open Later

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Summary of the 9/11 National Student Challenge

The 9/11 National Student Challenge is a program designed to engage America's youth and young adults during this 10th year anniversary of 9/11. The program seeks to establish a national dialogue between this young audience and their parents, teachers, community leaders, and other trusted advisors for the purpose of understanding their degree of knowledge and the nature of their understanding of the events of 9/11. With this shared knowledge the country can develop new ways to better educate, support and prepare its most valuable asset - its future.

 

There are three entry categories - Middle School (6-th to 8-th grade), High School (9-th to 12-th grade), and College (freshman to senior class). For each category, one team of seven students will enroll in the challenge to represent their school, or home-schooled team, and compete with other teams in the same category within each state across the country.

 

A school Principal must enroll a middle school or a high school team on behalf of the students. A parent must enroll a home-schooled team. Home-schooled teams are limited to the High School category only. A chosen team leader must enroll a college/university team, as long as each member of the team is 18 years of age, or older.

 

Teams will compete at the state level and zero, one, or more, winners may emerge for each state per category. These winners will then compete with other state winners at a national level. A national winner and two runners-up will be selected for each category (Middle, High and College). All winners at the state level will receive prizes, and the national winner and the two runners-up will receive additional prizes.

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Important Dates

The National Student Challenge Has Been Postponed. New 2012 Dates Pending.

  • Enrollment Re-Opens: To be announced later.
  • Enrollment Closes: To be announced later.
  • Enrollment Confirmation Published: To be announced later.
  • Team Size: Exactly 7 Students (at least one from each grade/class)
  • Maximum Teams per School: 1 Team
  • Challenge Submission Deadline: To be announced later.
  • State Winners Announcement: To be announced later.
  • National Competition Begins: To be announced later.
  • National Winners Announcement: To be announced later.

Message for School Principals

Message for Parents

Message for Home-School Educators

 

Some Tips for Your Team

How We Will Select Winners

Prizes

Enrollment Limits by State


How It Works

9-11 10th Year Anniversary - 9/11 National Student Challenge First Step - Form Your Team

Determine which category you belong - Middle School, High School, or College. Then, find out who else is interested from your school or home-schooled community and form a team of exactly seven students. Your team must contain at least one student from each grade or class level in your category. Get to know each member of your team.

Second Step - Enroll Your Team

If you are in the Middle School or High School category, obtain your parents' permission and then tell your school principal about the challenge and have the principal enroll your team. If you are home-schooled, have one home-school parent enroll your team. If you are a college student, elect a team leader and have the leader (or a designate) enroll your team. Only one team can enroll per school. Enrollment will be on a first-come-first-serve basis, with some discretion for an equal number of teams per category. There is an enrollment deadline and there is a limit on the number of schools that will be accepted per State. (Check the enrollment limits by State).

9-11 10th Year Anniversary - 9/11 National Student Challenge Third Step - Complete Your Challenge & Have Fun

After your team is confirmed for the challenge (and published on this website), convene all members, prepare, plan, and develop your challenge entry. You will have about a month to complete it. Make the process fun and enjoyable.

The Challenge!

Select any one of the anniversary Calls-to-Action: Never Forget, or Stay Vigilant, or Remain United. For the one phrase your team selects, prepare a 3-minute, or less, video clip using a smart cellular telephone video device--or any other suitable video recording device you prefer. In the video clip, tell America what your chosen phrase means, why it important, and how to go about it.

 

If you choose the phrase, Never Forget, tell America what it means never to forget about 9/11, why it is important never to forget about 9/11, and what we can do to achieve it.

 

If you choose the phrase, Stay Vigilant, tell America what it means to stay vigilant as a result of 9/11, why it is important to stay vigilant, and what we can do to stay vigilant.

If you choose the phrase, Remain United, tell America what it means to remain united regarding how we live after 9/11, why it is important to remain united, and what we can do to stay united.

9-11 10th Year Anniversary - 9/11 National Student Challenge Fourth Step - Submit Your Entry & Relax

After your team has completed its challenge, submit your video entry following the guidelines on this anniversary website. You will receive a confirmation message. Video entries must be in any one of the following formats supported by YouTube: MPEG4, AVI, WMV, and FLV. All entries will be posted on the anniversary YouTube or similar page. After submission of your entry, celebrate your team's effort, relax, and we will handle the rest of the challenge process. Be sure to follow the progress of the challenge on this website, its Facebook page, and its Twitter page.

 

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