Instructions: Applicants must answer each essay in the space provided and, as there is no "right answer" to these prompts, must not receive outside assistance in completing this portion of the application. Essays will be evaluated for evidence of honesty, clarity and critical thinking. Type (or paste) your essay in the space provided; do not exceed 250 words.
List all the books (required or voluntary) you have read in the past year. Explain which you found most meaningful and why.
The motto for the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy is: "Facing the Future with Faith and Knowledge." Briefly explain how you think the Academy program, in combination with your anticipated major, will help you achieve this goal in your intended career field.
Chief Justice Earl Warren (in Sweezy v New Hampshire, 1957) wrote: "Teachers and students must always remain free to inquire, to study and to evaluate, to gain new maturity and understanding; otherwise our civilization will stagnate and die. Explain what this quote means to you in light of your decision to apply to the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy.