In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. – John 1:1
MCC Essay Winners
We would like to congratulate all of our past MCC Essay Winners at Freeman Academy. We invite you to view a full list of MCC Essays written by past winners and also download copies of their winning essays to read for yourself.
Freeman Academy seniors compete in the annual MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) essay contest for the central region states. The essay contest highlights the perspectives of youth on significant public policy issues and promotes the involvement of young people in faithful witness to government authorities. Winning essays are starred below.
View past MCC Essays- 2016 MCC Essays
- * Sarah Miller – “Loving the Unlovable"
- * Bethany Wollman – “Rehabilitation, no Retribution”
- * Ryan Haggerty – “O Power of Peace”
- Ben Miao – “Restoring the Beauty of God’s Creation”
- Hannah Yoder – “Recidivism”
- Orlando Bisamaza – “Recidivism”
- Ian Hofer – “Agriculture and Climate Change”
- Polly Carlson – “Climate Change: Caring for the Earth and Your Neighbor”
- Darsie Eslinger – “Recidivism”
- Jeffrey Graber – “Recidivism"
Offered to: Freshman
This course is designed to give students a complete overview of English grammar and an introduction to various genres of literature, including short stories, novels, poetry, and drama. Students will develop academic writing skills through a number of writing assignments, implementing the Six Traits of Writing. Throughout the study of these areas, students will expand their vocabulary and develop spelling skills.
Offered to: Sophmores
This course is divided into two separate trimesters
Credits: 1/2 Credit
In speech, students will focus on communication skills and learning the basics of public speaking. Students will apply these basics to a variety of public speaking experiences. Students will learn to build strong, logical arguments and improve their listening and evaluation skills.
Credits: 1/2 Credit
To enhance their writing, students will continue to review English grammar, expand their vocabulary, and develop spelling skills. Students will complete a number of writing assignments designed to prepare them for college writing. Through the study of novels, students will examine quality writing, learn to identify literary elements, and apply reading strategies to comprehend and interpret text.
Offered to: Juniors
Students will read a survey of American literature, exploring the different periods, authors, and genres. Students will study the principles and skills involved in effective writing and will be required to apply these skills to selected writing assignments. Students will continue to work on vocabulary and spelling, as well as grammar.
Offered to: Seniors
Students will read a survey of British literature, exploring the different periods, authors, and genres. Students will complete a variety of writing assignments designed to prepare them for college level writing, including application essays, resumes, business letters, and a major research paper to be entered in the Mennonite/Brethren in Christ Public Policy Essay Contest. Students will continue to work on vocabulary and spelling, as well as grammar.