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.

2009 Art Competition: Overcoming All Obstacles
In art, as in academics, CLASS strives to maintain a high standard. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, demonstrated excellence in all He said and did, and our efforts to bring glory to Him must also reflect a striving for excellence.

In 2009, none of the artwork received by CLASS for its Art Competition was deemed by the art judges to meet a minimum level of excellence for judging. This circumstance should not discourage those who submitted works (or other talented young artists) from entering next year’s Art Competition. This should be seen, rather, as an opportunity to try harder and reach higher for the prize. CLASS has received many stunning entries in past years, and we are confident that our current and future students will be capable of producing works of similar quality.

“…whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

2009 Essay Competition: A Free Market Economy
  Category 1: Eleventh and Twelfth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
No essay submitted.

  Category 2: Ninth and Tenth Grades
$300 Grand Prize Winner
Melissa Rainer, Grade 9

Melissa Rainer Melissa is a thirteen year old freshman and has been homeschooled through CLASS since Kindergarten. She lives in South Carolina with her parents, four brothers, and a sister.

Melissa’s hobbies include swimming, tennis, drawing portraits, reading classics, and playing with her dog, Princess. She is also starting to learn calligraphy.

Although literature is her favorite course, Melissa strives to do well in all her curriculum subjects. She is a devout Christian and plans to serve the Lord in any field she takes in college.

Click below to view essay.
Should Government Regulate Home Mortgage Lending Practices?

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

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

Cherilyn’s hobbies include tennis, swimming, and gardening. She also enjoys drawing flowers and practicing calligraphy. Cherilyn is a Christian and tries to show God’s love in her daily life.

Click below to view essay.
Free Markets vs. Controlled Economy: Which Is Better?

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