Way2GoMaryland Event and Essay Contest
the University System of Maryland’s campaign to encourage more
students and their families to begin preparing for college
: Students in grades
5-10 who live on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
A University System of Maryland (USM) Way2GoMaryland event for
you AND your parents/guardians
Hear USM students
talk about their paths to college.
Get tips on
preparing and paying for college from USM and
College Savings Plans of Maryland experts.
Way2GoMaryland gift pack and win door prizes.
Learn who won the
essay contest (details may be found at ; first
prize for each level is a Kindle.
Saturday, May 4, 2013. Check-in begins at 9 am, formal program
begins at 10 am;
college fair and special sessions on paying
for college, high school coursework and choosing academic majors
and careers run from 10:30 am to 12:45;
refreshments available until 1pm.
Guerrieri University Center (Wicomico Room)
To pre-register for the
event, you can:
online through May 1)
and mail the form
below by April 26
to: Way2GoMaryland May 4,
University System of Maryland, 3300 Metzerott
Road, Adelphi, MD 20783
Essay Contest for Students
Grades 5-10 on the Eastern Shore
Students in 5th,
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th
grades who live and attend school (or are
home-schooled) on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are invited to enter
an essay contest for the chance of winning a Kindle and other
prizes. Prizes will be awarded at the University System of
Maryland’s Way2GoMaryland event at Salisbury University on
Saturday, May 4th.
The rules are simple:
Write a 200-250
word essay about why it is important to start preparing for
college BEFORE you are a high-school student.
be submitted via e-mail
(firstname.lastname@example.org) with "Essay Contest"
in the subject line OR mailed
to: University System of Maryland,
Way2GoMaryland Essay Contest, 3300 Metzerott
Road, Adelphi, MD 20783
include your name, your grade, the name of the
city and county in which you live, and the name
and location of the school you attend
will be judged by University System of Maryland officials who
will select the winning essays for middle school level (5th,
6th, 7th) and high school level (8th, 9th, 10th)
on the basis of organization, correct grammar usage, and clear
expression of ideas. The officials will select a first-prize
winner, a second-prize winner, and a third-prize winner for each
level, awarding a total of six prizes. Each first-prize winner
will receive a Kindle; students placing second and third will
receive other great prizes.
To be eligible for consideration,
entries must be
received by Friday, April 26, 2013.
If winners are not present at
the May 4 event when prizes are announced, the University System
of Maryland reserves the right to award the prizes to others.
The winning essays and photos of the winners will be posted on
the Way2GoMaryland website: way2gomaryland.org.
For more information about the essay contest, please e-mail
or call 301.445.2756.