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.

2003 Art Competition: The Heart of a Servant
  Category 1: Eleventh and Twelfth Grades
$300 Grand Prize Winner
Emily Popp, Grade 11

Emily Popp
 
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Emily Popp is a seventeen year old high school junior. She is currently a member of the Northeast Ohio in-line speed skating team, and is the webmaster of her own website about show rabbits, which she raises.

In her spare time Emily enjoys skating, reading, drawing, playing piano, volunteering, web design, listening to music, and being with her pets and friends. She is also a member of 4-H and takes rabbit and bantam chicken projects to the county fair.

Emily plans on enrolling in an Ohio college once she has graduated, hopefully pursuing a major having to do with natural resources.

Entries by other artists

  Category 2: Ninth and Tenth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
Katherine Hartwell Sawyer, Grade 10

Katherine Hartwell Sawyer
 
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Hart is sixteen years old. She lives in Kentucky next to the Kentucky River. While growing up with nature all around her, she learned to cherish and respect the many plants and animals of God’s creation.

Hart is an award-winning singer who enjoys painting, music, acting, and songwriting. This is her first year being home schooled and she is very grateful for the opportunity to be more creative and to spend more time outdoors.

“The Heart of a Servant” describes who Hart is and how she treats others. It is very natural that she would want to show this aspect of loving service in her painting.

Entries by other artists

  Category 3: Seventh and Eighth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
Melinda Riley, Grade 7

Melinda Riley
 
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Melinda is thirteen years old. She was born in San Diego, California in August of 1989. Now she lives in Boise, Idaho.

Melinda is a Sunday School teacher at her church. She loves to sing and teach.

Melinda has been home schooled for four years and loves it. She aspires to be a teacher someday.

Entries by other artists

2003 Essay Competition: Law and Government
  Category 1: Eleventh and Twelfth Grades
$300 Grand Prize Winner
Emily Popp, Grade 11

Emily Popp Emily Popp is a seventeen year old high school junior. She is currently employed at a roller skating rink, is a member of the rink’s in-line speed skating team, and is the webmaster of both the Salem Skate Center website and of her own website about show rabbits, which she raises.

In her spare time Emily enjoys skating, reading, drawing, playing piano, volunteering, web design, listening to music, and being with her pets and friends. She is also a member of 4-H and takes rabbit and bantam chicken projects to the county fair.

Emily plans on enrolling in an Ohio college once she has graduated, hopefully pursuing a major having to do with natural resources.

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The U.S. Constitution: Original Intent or a Living Document?

  Category 2: Ninth and Tenth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
James V. Smith, Grade 9

James V. Smith James Smith is a ninth grade student from Texas who has been homeschooled throughout his life. His favorite subject is history. He enjoys hunting, instant messaging, reading, listening to classical music, and playing the piano.

James plans on attending college and becoming a lawyer.

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Submitting to the Civil Government: A Biblical Perspective

  Category 3: Seventh and Eighth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
Adam Russell, Grade 8

Adam Russell Adam Russell is an eighth grade student. He was born in Harrisonville, Missouri, but currently lives in Cazenovia, Wisconsin. He enjoys playing soccer, skateboarding, and hunting.

Adam started homeschooling in the fifth grade after his family became Christians. Although this is his first year with CLASS, he hopes “to continue to use it with [his] continuing grades.”

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Should Christians Be Involved in Politics?
 

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