Maroon & Write sponsors Maroon Edition essay contest

Undergraduates at Mississippi State are invited to submit an essay based on this year's Maroon Edition book, "The Invisible Girls: A Memoir" by Sarah Thebarge.

Freshman will compete in one category, while upperclassmen will make up the other. For each contest, first place will win $500, second place will receive $300 for and third place will get $100.

Topics include 1) what causes invisibility, 2) who determines invisibility, 3) how service benefits those providing the service, and 4) the Maroon Edition's treatment of beginnings and endings.

Visit for specific information about prospective topics to explore in the essay.

The composition should be no longer than 1,000 words double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-point font. The writer should not put his or her name on the essay itself, but should include a cover sheet with the writer's name, NetID, telephone number, and contest classification (freshmen or upperclassman). Also include on the cover sheet MSU's Honor Code: “As a Mississippi State University student, I will conduct myself with honor and integrity at all times. I will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor will I accept the actions of those who do.” Center the title on the first page.

Submit your essay by midnight on Nov. 7 to as an attached Microsoft Word document.

For more information, contact Deborah Lee, co-director of the MSU Maroon & Write quality enhancement program, at 662-325-0810.

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