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Teen Writing Competition (June 15 - July 31)

Submit a short story (fiction or autobiographical) between 750 and 1,750 words. 
Contest is open to student in two categories:
1) Students entering 6th through 8th grades 
2) Students entering 9th through 12th grades plus graduating seniors

Teen Writing Competition (June 15 - July 31)Prizes to be awarded at each level
1st -- $100 Gift Card
2nd -- $25 Gift Card
3rd -- $10 Gift Card

Winners to be announced on Saturday, September 12 at 2 p.m. at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library

For more information please contact Genelle Schuler at 703-746-1773, by email at, or stop by any Alexandria Library Youth Services Reference Desk.

Sponsored by the Friends of Beatley Central Library, Friends of the Duncan Branch Library & Friends of the Burke Branch Library

For Love of Country Writing Contest (June 22 – August 31)

For Love of Country Writing Contest

The Alexandria Library and the For Love of Country Foundation present the 1st Annual Essay and Poetry contest, "Surviving (Safety, Privacy, and Security) and Thriving in Today's World."

Rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders – enter "For Love of Country: In My Own Words," an essay and poetry contest, and win up to $100! Just create an essay or poem on the topic: "Surviving (Safety, Privacy, and Security) and Thriving in Today's World."

Entries can be submitted between June 22 – August 31, 2015 and are due by August 31, 2015, at 5 p.m. For more information, visit the "For Love of Country Writing Contest" page. 

Free SAT, PSAT, and ACT Prep Tests

Testing & Education Reference Center helps you practice for the SAT, PSAT, and ACT and provides a scholarship and college search to assist you in getting into the college of your dreams.

Free Permit Practice Tests is a website for learners who want to practice their skills before taking the real DMV test. The site provides practice tests for the State of Virginia. Please note that these are not real driving tests and the results cannot be used as proof of DMV course completion of any sort – they are for personal use only. 

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