10 Jan Jan. 15 is deadline for students to enter Homeless Awareness Essay Contest

Students in grades seven through 12 are invited to participate in the 2017 Steve Gruetzmacher Homeless Awareness Essay Contest. The contest aims to sensitize participants to some of the issues associated with homelessness, dispel misconceptions about homelessness and cultivate empathy and respect for those who are experiencing homelessness. The top prize is $1,000, with additional prizes awarded based on level of participation. The application deadline is Jan. 15, 2017, and the essay submission deadline is May 21, 2017. Winners will be announced July 9, 2017. For more information, visit www.homelessaware.org/contest.html.