If you know or maybe a graduating senior in the upcoming school year. I have some great information that could truly help some young teens as they prepare for the real world. Cycles Life Solutions in conjunction with Paws a Journey in the life of pets is sponsoring "Skin in the Game" Essay Writing contest. This is going to be open to this years incoming high school seniors.

Eligible schools include Washington Marion Magnet High School,  Lagrange Senior High, Alfred M. Barbe and Lake Charles College Prep. If you would like to enter your submissions, they must be typed, double- spaced, Times New Roman 12. Also the essays must be no shorter than 6 pages and no more than 10. Plagiarism will not be allowed and if quoting someone or information, make sure the source is cited.

The due date for the essay will be August 1st by midnight and can be submitted to cycleslifesolutions@gmail.com. If you would like to mail the submissions in, please send to Cycles Life Solutions, LLC P.O. Box 561, Lake Charles, La 70601.If you are mailing them, they must be received before August 2, 2021. The subjects for the essay is What adversity have you and your family endured since the pandemic and storms? What steps are being taken to get back on track? What are you doing to prepare for a full school year? How did you cope with isolation? How have these experiences prepared you for college and your future? What advice would you give those behind you. These are great things to discuss and could truly lead to some lucky recipients of great prizes which are listed below.

Grand Prize: 1 Lenovo IdeaPad 14" laptop with windows 10, College Backpack with built in charging station, and a Cannon Pixma Color Printer and Scanner with Alexa, and a Stipend towards Senior Dues or supplies.

2nd Prize: Gift Card to Foot Locker, School Supplies, Stipend Towards Senior Dues, and College Backpack with built- in charging stations.

Good luck to all who enter and the winners will be announced on August 10.