I don’t usually write about teen issues. I mean, my children are 9-yrs-old and under, but that changed last week when the story of over 200 Clear Lake High School students were caught cheating on their final exam broke in my community. This High School is in a neighboring school district to mine and I grew concerned.
So, I wrote this post. I did it, not to smear their academic achievements and legacy, but to take a stance as a local Mom worried about where these School Districts are taking this young generation of teenagers. This High School is known for it’s stellar students and a lot of them really showed up to defend themselves, their school, and the academic integrity they’re known for. If that’s you, or if you know a teenager, here’s a chance for them to be rewarded and truly make an impact with the Teen Impact Contest.
Universal Pictures’ BIG MIRACLE has partnered with The Huffington Post to launch a very special Teen Impact contest! BIG MIRACLE, in theaters February 3, tells the story a group of people who come together for a cause and to make a difference. The Huffington Post Teen Impact contest was designed to recognize innovative, influential young people (ages 14-18) who support the causes that mean most to them.
- Eligible teens should visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/teen-impact
- Submit a blog post about their cause for a chance to win a charity donation of $1,000, plus a trip to New York to attend a special screening of the film BIG MIRACLE hosted by Arianna Huffington!
Encourage a special teen in your life to enter if they’re making a difference in a big way! Entries must be received by January 15.
This contest has been inspired by Universal Pictures newest movie Big Miracle. Have you seen the previews?
Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and an animal-loving volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.
Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can’t wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore). Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she’s also his ex-girlfriend.
With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world’s attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.
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