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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?
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
of the 9/11 National Student
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 -
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.
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
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National Student Challenge Has Been Postponed. New 2012 Dates
How It Works
||First Step - Form Your
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
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).
||Third Step - Complete Your Challenge & Have
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
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
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.
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
||Fourth Step - Submit Your Entry &
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