December 15, 2011 / News

The chance to tweet for a $5,000 scholarship is today

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Today is the 220th anniversary of the First Amendment taking effect in the United States, guaranteeing such rights as freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Non-partisan organization 1 for All wanted to celebrate that, which is why today they are holding the “Free to Tweet” scholarship contest, and offering students between the ages of 14 and 22 a chance at 22 $5,000 scholarships.

We first gave you the particulars on this contest last week over in the News & Notes area of the website, and now today is the big day! Nobody should be more qualified to win these scholarships than yearbook students, so we hope you take your best shot by tweeting and emailing in an entry. Good luck!

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.