John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest – 1st Place - $10,000, 2nd Place - $1,000, 3rd Place $500 Students in grades 9 – 12 must write an essay on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956. For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation today announced that Ben Wolman, a freshman at Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades, California has won the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students. Wolman’s prize-winning essay describes the political courage of former Colorado State Senate President John Morse, who in March 2013 risked his career to lead the passage of new gun safety measures. Wolman was honored during the May 4, 2014 Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. He will also receive a $10,000 award for his first-place essay. Click on the following link to read the essay and more about this recognition.
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A high school student who wrote about former Colorado Senate President John Morse’s push for tougher gun laws has won the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage essay contest.