Ethiopia

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  • Peace Corps Country since 1962
  • Write On! Competition participant 2012-Present
  • 1 International Winner
  • Fun Fact: Ethiopia is one of the oldest discovered sites of human existence known to scientists.

 

2017 National Winners

“All humans are born with an animal companion they can talk to. What animal is your companion and why? Tell a story about an adventure you have together.”

“You are watching TV one day and see that your face is on the news. The news anchor is saying your name, and that you are wanted by the police! You’re getting very confused when, suddenly, an identical version of you appears in your doorway!”

“If you could switch lives with a famous person for one day who would you choose?”

“Change the ending to one fairy tale.”

“You’re late for work because you overslept, but your boss hates over-sleepers. He does love entertaining stories, so create the most outlandish excuse as to why you were late.”

2016 National Winners

      • 9th Form 
        The Evil Emperor must be stopped. You, the hero of the story, have the powers to summon any mystical creature to help you fight him. Which mystical creature do you choose, and how do you two still the Evil Emperor?
      • 10th Form
        You have invented something that will change the world. What
        is it? How does it work?
      • 11th Form
        You can spend your while life traveling anywhere you want to go, but you can never stay in line place for more than three months OR you can spend your while life in your hometown, but you can never leave. Which would you choose and why?
      • 12th Form 
        You, the captain of a large ship, are heading towards an island. On your ship is a crew of eight sailors. Once you are a hundred miles from the island, your ship hits a rock and can now only support you and two other sailors. How do you convince six sailors to jump ship?
      • University 1 
        There’s are two boxes in a room. Inside one box is the best thing in life, inside the other box, the worst. What is I  each of the two boxes? Describe them
      • Professional
        Instead of the oceans covering the Earth, forests are in their place, making it possible to walk from continent to continent. Like oceans, they get deeper, darker, and more dangerous the further you go. You travel through one of these “oceans.” What do you see?

 

2015 National Winners

      • 6th Form 
        “You have a hat with strange powers. What happens when you put it on?”
      • 7th Form 
        “Everything you draw comes to life. What do you draw?”
      • 8th Form 
        “If you could be famous for one thing, what would you be famous for? Why do you want to be famous for that?”
      • 9th Form 
        “You have a time machine that will only work once. What will you do with it?”
      • 10th Form
        “You wake up to find a key under your pillow. What does it unlock?”
      • 11th Form
        “You snap your fingers once and your best friend appears beside you. You snap your fingers again and you are both transported to your favorite place. What happens when you snap your fingers again?”
      • 12th Form 
        “Describe what it feels like to be a raindrop in a thunderstorm.”
      • Professional
        “You have the ability to redefine society’s image of beauty. What does the world now consider beautiful?”

2014 National Winners

      • 6th Form 
        “If you could be any animal for the day what would you be and what would  you do?”
      • 7th Form 
        “Pretend you have been shrunk down to the size of an ant for a day. What do you do and see?”
      • 8th Form 
        “If you could make a new animal what would it be like?”
      • 9th Form 
        “You have been in a coma for 30 years. You wake up in the year 2044 describe what the world is like.”
      • 10th Form 
        “Invent a new day of the year to celebrate. What would it be, when would it be, and how would people celebrate it?”
      • 11th Form
        “You are one of the first settlers on Mars. You have lived there for one year. Write about your first year.”
      • 12th Form 
        “If you were a super hero, what would be your weakness?”
      • 1st Year University 
        “If music had flavor, what would different types of music taste like?”
      • 2nd Year University 
        “How did cavemen and women communicate with each other? What did they say? What were their concerns?”
      • 3rd Year University 
        “What would the world be like if everyone lived forever?”
      • 4th Year University   
        “If you could make one law to be implemented across the entire world, what would it be and how would it change the world?”

2013 National Winners

      • 6th Form 
        “You wake up one morning and can understand chickens. They never shut up. What do you do?
      • 7th Form 
        “Imagine the food in your refrigerator could talk. When the door is closed, what do you think they talk about? What do they say to each other?”
      • 8th Form 
        “What would happen if children ruled the world?”
      • 9th Form 
        “Describe the world through a dog’s eyes.”
      • 10th Form 
        “If you had a remote control that controlled your parents, what buttons would it have?”
      • 11th Form
        “What does a blind person see?”
      • 12th Form 
        “If death were a person, what would he/she be like?”
      • 1st Year University 
        “What is the worst thing parents can do to their children?”
      • 2nd Year University 
        “How would the world be different if there were no jails? What would happen to people who commit crimes?”
      • 3rd Year University 
        “Respond to this quote: “Youth is wasted on the young.””
      • Professional   
        “Why are teachers important?”
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