Community Competitions

  Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (Genesis 1:26).

In Genesis chapter one God speaks of making man in His image. He commands man to be fruitful, to multiply, to fill the earth and to subdue it. As God’s people, we are called to exercise biblical dominion over the earth.

In order to foster attitudes and actions of dominion, CLASS encourages student participation in various competitions. In whatsoever we do, we are to do all to the glory of God. The presentation of God’s truth, in a variety of formats such as art or writing, is vital in all societies and no less in our society today. To glorify God through the presentation of various art forms and to promote the development of skills, CLASS presents these competition pages. It is our hope that others will be inspired to be involved in future competitions and glorify God with heart, mind, soul, and strength.

2008 Art Competition: Honoring Our Troops
  Category 1: Eleventh and Twelfth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
Ethan James Ernst, Grade 12

Ethan James Ernst
 
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Ethan, seventeen, lives in a small beach town in New York. He is currently finishing his senior year and plans to enroll in a local community college in 2009. He hopes to pursue a career in the culinary arts and to make and sell paintings as a side job.

This was his first time painting people, and he only started drawing them a month before. “I’m used to painting landscapes and seascapes,” Ethan said, “so this was an interesting experience for me.”

  Category 2: Ninth and Tenth Grades
$300 Grand Prize Winner
Aiesha Anglin, Grade 10

Aiesha Anglin
 
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Aiesha is a sixteen year old sophomore who has been homeschooled through CLASS since the first grade.

When she is not painting, she likes to play her violin with her band at church and sing praises to God. Her dream is to become an art evangelist and help others to see God through her artwork.

  Category 3: Seventh and Eighth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
Kyle Whisenhunt, Grade 7

Kyle Whisenhunt
 
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Kyle lives in Texas with his parents, sister, brother, and two dogs. He has been homeschooled since Kindergarten and has taken art lessons for just over a year.

Kyle plays guitar (both electric and acoustic) and desires to use his talents to worship the Lord. He is very active in his youth group where, as a member of STAND (Students Taking A New Direction), he uses his leadership skills to welcome and encourage fellow students.

Kyle’s other interests include playing baseball, riding his bike, and just hanging out with his friends.

2008 Essay Competition: Ethics and Medicine
  Category 1: Eleventh and Twelfth Grades
$300 Grand Prize Winner
Michelle R. Stam, Grade 12

Michelle R. Stam Michelle is a senior from central Iowa. She has three brothers—two older and one younger—and has been homeschooled through CLASS for thirteen years.

Michelle has many interests. She loves music and likes to play her flute. She also likes sports and enjoyed playing on a homeschool basketball team her last three years of high school. Other interests include sewing, drawing, embroidering, knitting, reading, and baking. She plans to attend college next year and major in graphic design.

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Medicine or Murder?

  Category 2: Ninth and Tenth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
John S. Stam, Grade 10

John S. Stam John is sixteen years old and has been homeschooled his entire life in Iowa. He is the youngest of four, having two older brothers and one older sister.

John enjoys sports and music. He plays soccer and basketball, as well as the piano and trombone. He also likes to sing, listen to classical music, and read.

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Can Drug Side-Effects be Worse Than the Disease?

  Category 3: Seventh and Eighth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
Melissa Rainer, Grade 8

Melissa Rainer Melissa is twelve years old and has been homeschooled through CLASS since Kindergarten. She lives in South Carolina with her parents, sister, four brothers, and her German shepherd, Princess.

Melissa accepted Christ as her personal savior and loves to sing “Jesus Loves Me” to her baby brothers. Her hobbies include swimming, tennis, and collecting all kinds of dolls.

School is very important to her and she strives to do her best in each subject. Melissa hopes to become a pediatric nurse and to make sure that each dying child under her care knows that Jesus loves them.

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Should Prescription Drugs Be Advertised to the Public?
 

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