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.

2005 Art Competition: The Prince of Peace
  Category 1: Eleventh and Twelfth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
Elisabeth Sim Daniel, Grade 11

Elisabeth Sim Daniel
 
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Elisabeth, a fifteen year old student, has been homeschooled through CLASS since Kindergarten. When she was four years old, she began drawing horses because horse riding lessons were too expensive.

As Elisabeth has discovered the joy of drawing, she has learned that God gives us “richly all things to enjoy” and has grown to love reading, baking, swimming, baseball, badminton, biking, radio talk shows, computers, playing the piano and the guitar, and even taking tests. Someday she may learn to love weeding and ironing, too.

  Category 2: Ninth and Tenth Grades
$300 Grand Prize Winner
Grace C. Tallman, Grade 10

Grace C. Tallman
 
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Grace is sixteen and lives in Arkansas. She has three sisters, one brother, and numerous pets (including parakeets, canaries, and a cat).

Grace has always loved to draw. However, she knows that this talent and love for art comes from God. His inspiration, along with encouragement from her family, has allowed her to persevere.

In addition to drawing, Grace’s favorite activities include playing the mountain dulcimer, enjoying peace and quiet, taking long walks in the woods, collecting insects, listening to music, knitting, and sewing.

Honorable mentions

  Category 3: Seventh and Eighth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
Alyona Trushkov, Grade 8

Alyona Trushkov
 
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Alyona is a fifteen year old student from Washington state. Although she has always loved to draw, her other interests include playing the violin and the piano, as well as singing.

Alyona hopes to one day become a professional violinist.

2005 Essay Competition: War and the Bible
  Category 1: Eleventh and Twelfth Grades
$300 Grand Prize Winner
Amber Jo Anna Hall, Grade 11

Amber Jo Anna Hall Amber is sixteen and has been homeschooled with CLASS since the fifth grade. She recently won first place in the Alaska Veterans of Foreign Wars, Voice of Democracy essay contest, and went on to place tenth in national competition. She won a trip to Washington D.C. where she met President George W. Bush.

Amber is active in her church youth group and currently runs the sound system for the youth praise team. She has completed three short-term mission trips to Mexico. Amber plans a career in agriculture and ranching in Alaska.

In addition to her other activities, Amber loves the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and camping. She raises chickens, rabbits, and has pet dogs. She will be working at a lumber mill this summer, and will be paid for her work in logs (she intends to build a log cabin next year).

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Biblical Justification for the U.S. Invasion of Iraq

  Category 2: Ninth and Tenth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
Abigail S. Nesbitt, Grade 10

Abigail S. Nesbitt Abigail is a fifteen year old sophomore who has been with CLASS for the past ten years. She lives in western New York with her father, mother, two brothers, and sister.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, walking, running, being involved in her local church, and spending time with her family and friends. Her interests in books include the classics, Christian literature, and political works.

When she graduates, Abigail hopes to attend a Christian college for some type of educational ministry. Before then, she hopes to learn all she can about God and His Word so that she can be prepared for whatever God has in store for her.

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Biblical Justifications for War

  Category 3: Seventh and Eighth Grades
$100 First Place Winner
Karina L. Meiklejohn, Grade 7

Karina L. Meiklejohn Karina is eleven years old and is in the seventh grade. She has been enrolled in CLASS for eight years.

Karina likes to read and enjoys playing piano, sketching, writing, and playing on a girls organized volleyball team at a nearby Christian school. She has been involved in Girl Scouts for the past four years, and has earned her Junior Girl Scout bronze award. Currently she is working toward her Cadette Girl Scout silver award.

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Is There Biblical Justification for Placing Women in Combat?
 

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