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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.

Deadline Jan. 31, 2017: Princeton Prize in Race Relations

Each year the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, a program sponsored by Princeton University, seeks to honor students in grades 9-12 who are doing outstanding work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of race relations. This year the Princeton Prize will be offered in the greater metropolitan regions of Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rochester, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Settle and Washington D.C. , and the states of Alabama, Connecticut and New Jersey. It is our hope that you will identify youth in your community and encourage them to apply.

The Alabama Local Committee of the Princeton Prize invites these students to apply for a  $1,000 cash award for the 2016-2017 school year. Princeton Prize winners will also be invited to an all-expenses-paid trip to Princeton University to attend the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race, which will be held April 27-29, 2017. The students will discuss race relations with Princeton University professors, and community-leaders in workshops and lectures, and they will be recognized for the work that they have done.

The application can be downloaded from www.princeton.edu/pprize, where you will find additional information about the prize. 

You can contact the national program at either 1-800-742-1036 or PPrize@princeton.edu, and  Alysia D. Franklin, Co-Chair of Alabama Committee of the Princeton Prize at afrankli@alumni.princeton.edu if you have any other questions. We would also be happy to arrange a visit to your organization by local Princeton alumni to describe the program in detail and answer any questions you or others may have. 

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017.

Sincerely yours,
Alysia D. Franklin

Co-Chair, Alabama Local Committee of the Princeton Prize