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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Feb. 23, 2016 Deadline: Video Contest

Hello Deb Spradlin,

I’m excited to tell you that Population Education’s World of 7 Billion student video contest is back for the 2016-2017 school year. Would you consider helping us spread the word to homeschool students?

The contest is open to all high school and middle school students worldwide and the deadline for submissions is February 23th, 2017. Participating teachers can receive free curriculum resources and the student winners receive cash prizes.

This year’s challenge:
Create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges:

•          Climate Change
•          Ocean Health
•          Rapid Urbanization

   *All videos must include a) how population growth impacts the issue, and b) at least one idea for a sustainable solution.

If possible, it would be great to have a blurb included in any outreach by the Everest Academy. You could also share the contest flyer with homeschool teachers and students to provide even more information on the contest.

I’ve provided a short blurb below that you can use! Feel free to edit it as you see fit and please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for your help!

Sincerely, Katie Luoma


World of 7 Billion Video Contest
Back by popular demand, the World of 7 Billion student video contest can help you bring technology and creativity to your homeschool classroom (6th-12th grade). The contest challenges students to create a short (60 seconds or less) video illustrating the connection between world population growth and one of three global challenges: climate change, ocean health, or rapid urbanization. Students can win up to $1,000 and their teachers will receive free curriculum resources. The contest deadline is February 23, 2017. Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners, and more can be found at  https://www.worldof7billion.org/student-video-contest/.