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New deadline for ‘The Teacher That Changed My Life’ essay contest

Did a teacher affect you so deeply that the course of your life was literally altered by the exchange?

Well, if so, and if you can relay that experience in 500 words or less, you have a shot at coming up a winner in an essay contest dubbed "The Teacher That Changed My Life!"

The New Tri-State Defender – in partnership with New America Media (NAM) and other media collaborators – are presenting this essay contest opportunity. The deadline has been extended and now is set for April 5. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by then, and all entries are subject to the contest's Official Rules.

Eligible contestants

All contestants must reside in the city of Memphis or Shelby County. You can only enter one of the following categories:

Teenagers between 14 to 18 years old;

Write about a teacher, who is not your relative, who teaches in a public or private school in the city of Memphis or Shelby County.

Adults 19 years of age and older;

Write about a teacher, who is not your relative, who teaches in a public or private school in the city of Memphis or Shelby County who have changed your life or the life of your child.

Teachers in memory

Write about a teacher, who is not your relative, who might have passed away or whom lost contact with, or a teacher who taught you in your home country.

For more information, read the official rules and download an entry form.

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