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Eight Days to Enter FIRE's High School Essay Contest!

There are just eight days left to enter FIRE’s High School Essay Contest! Be sure to enter the contest by January 1 for a chance to win a $10,000 college scholarship!

To enter, high school juniors and seniors should watch two FIRE videos—Silencing U: Five Outrageous Cases of Campus Censorship and What Every Student Should Know Before Starting College—and write an essay answering the question: “Why is free speech important at our nation’s colleges and universities?”

To view the full contest rules and entry form, visit Please email with any questions.

If you aren’t a high school junior or senior, please help FIRE spread the word by telling your friends, family, and teachers!

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