2018-19 Essay Topics

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Brightwater | Myrtle Beach, SC

Has patriotism changed over the years from generation to generation?

Cascades Verdae | Grenville, SC

Why are many people predicting that your generation will be the first generation to experience a lower standard of living than the generation before you? Do you agree with this? Support your answer with research.

Evergreen Woods | North Branford, CT

As you leave secondary school, what kind of education have you chosen to pursue? Why did you choose it and how do you think you will benefit from it?

Homestead Hills | Winston-Salem, NC

When Thomas Edison was asked about his attempts to make the light bulb, he said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Failures and mistakes are inevitable despite our best attempts to avoid them. Thomas Edison perfectly captured the idea that mistakes don’t define a person, instead they present opportunities to learn, grow and be a better position to succeed. Write an essay about your experience in learning from your failures.

The Lakes at Litchfield | Pawleys Island, SC

In recent years trade schools have been increasingly popular and lucrative to the work force. In this essay please compare and contrast the outcome of receiving a four year degree from a university or attending a trade school for a more hands on skill set.

Osprey Village | Amelia Island, FL

Technology is a part of our everyday lives. How important is it to you? Does it get in the way of other activities? And if so, what are they? Are there any negative aspects?

RidgeCrest | Winston-Salem, NC

What is your definition of success? What goals and attributes do you have to help you achieve success? How will you know when you have achieved success?

The Stratford | Carmel, IN

What is the best advice you have ever received? Who gave it to you and how has it affected your life?

Summit Hills | Spartanburg, SC

When Thomas Edison was asked about his attempts to make the light bulb, he said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Failures and mistakes are inevitable despite our best attempts to avoid them. Thomas Edison perfectly captured the idea that mistakes don’t define a person, instead they present opportunities to learn, grow and be a better position to succeed. Write an essay about your experience in learning from your failures.

Wellmore of Daniel Island

Describe your most meaningful achievements and explain how it has influenced your life & relates to your future goals.

Wellmore of Lexington

If you could live during any era, which era would it be? Describe what your life would look like. Living during your chosen era, how would politics and social issues of that time period effect you? What would your life look like both occupationally and socially?

Wellmore of Tega Cay

Write about someone (or some people) other than your parents or relatives, who have had a tremendous positive impact on your life.
  • How have they influenced you?
  • How have they influenced your goals for the future?
  • What would you like to accomplish when you achieve your goals?