CMC 50th Essay Contest — Broadening the Conversation

How diversity shapes our lives in western Colorado

logo - Colorado Mountain News Media In honor of Colorado Mountain College’s 50th anniversary this year, CMC and Colorado Mountain News Media (CMNM) held an essay contest on the topic of “How diversity shapes our lives in western Colorado.”

Winners received a $500.00 scholarship to Colorado Mountain College and were published in a local CMNM newspaper. The contest was open to those living within the CMC District and Service Area, and current CMC students taking credit classes, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, or High School Equivalency (HSE) prep classes.

Essays were judged on:

  • Clarity of concept
  • Depth and levels of meaning
  • Impact and composition

Read the winning essays!