SCORE is having a competition for students to win a $500 college scholarship!

Last year, I won SCORE’s first Students Rise to the Challenge Competition by sharing how much difference a teacher can make in preparing students, like me, for the real world. I am excited to announce that SCORE is launching its second annual Students Rise to the Challenge Competition, which is an opportunity for you—students in Tennessee—to tell education leaders around the state about the things that your teachers, schools, or school districts are doing to make you a more excited and successful learner.

If you are a Tennessee public school student in grades three through twelve, all you have to do is submit a short video about something new, creative, and exciting that your teacher, school, or school district has done that has helped you achieve.

Did your teacher come up with an activity that helped you learn? Did your school host a competition that made you want to work hard? Did your district hold an event that made you more excited about being in school? Think hard, and be creative: What change has helped you learn?

To enter the competition, upload your completed video (no longer than three minutes) to YouTube. Then send the link to SCORE via email (, Facebook (, or Twitter (@score4schools) no later than Monday, September 16, 2013.

This year’s finalists will be invited on stage at the SCORE Prize event on Monday, October 28, in Nashville and will meet country music star Jo Dee Messina. The winning video will be shown to the whole audience, and the winner will receive a $500 scholarship for college!

Share the news about this opportunity with your friends by printing out this flyer.

And don’t forget to submit your video before 5:00 p.m. on September 16!