Writing Contest

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Community Essay Writing Contest

Essay Subject Matter: Listen to the following podcast which is 20 minutes long

“On the Lake with Cody & Nathan”

Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/.../on-the-lake.../id1620047978

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2Sql7l8rGQpSOTisEY49rO



Community Writing Contest

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Grand Prize: $100 Gift Card to Xtreme Air Trampoline Park

Runner Up Prize: $50 Gift Card to Xtreme Air Trampoline Park

Lakeview will also match the prize amount and donate to one of the charities listed later.

*** Gift Card dollar amounts may be used as scholarships, instead, to be paid directly to a school of your choice.

WINNERS will be notified no later than June 10th, 2022; for prompt notification please include a teacher, principal, student, or parent email address with your submission.


Who is eligible: Jackson-Milton or Southeast Local School District Students

(the two school districts Lakeview serves)

Grades 7th - 12th: There will be a Grand Prize winner and runner up in two age groups. The first age group will be seventh to ninth graders and the second age group will be tenth to twelfth graders.

Reflection Essays should include: What stands out to you about the subject matter addressed in this podcast? What did you learn from this podcast? Explain why the subject matter discussed is or is not important to you. Of the action points shared, which is easiest for you to accomplish, which is hardest? What obstacles will you have to face in order to move forward with the action points presented? Which area of discussion do you think is the most important to our community or world and why?


Postmark Deadline: May 25th, 2022

Essay Length: Minimum of 500 words

Please include the following on a title page for your essay:

Word count Student’s name & grade School and ELA Teacher’s Name


Submissions may be mailed to:

Lakeview Assembly

PO BOX 187

Lake Milton, OH 44429

Or emailed to: OURLAKEVIEWCHURCH@gmail.com

Entries become the property of Lakeview Assembly. They may be used in Lakeview Assembly promotional materials or on our website, etc. and will not be returned.



Charities to choose from for the matched donation from Lakeview:

Heart Reach Ministries https://heartreachneighborhoodministries.org

Heartreach exists to impact the lives of youth in the greater Youngstown area by sharing Christ’s love and partnering with others to build relationships that create safe, supportive and empowered communities one person at a time. Their beginnings go back to 1913 but our focus has consistently remained the same: to share the love of Christ with children from low income families to help them to be all that God has created them to be.

Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries is the product of the 2018 merger of two organizations: Heart Reach and Neighborhood Ministries.

Sofia’s or Bella’s Women’s Center https://sophiawomenscenter.com/

At Sofia’s women’s center the women come first. Their licensed medical professionals, who specialize in providing quality care to women facing unplanned pregnancies, are ready to serve women. They offer free pregnancy verification and STI testing to women facing unplanned pregnancies.


Project Rescue www.projectrescue.com

Over 4 million people are being held in bondage globally... trapped in the horrors of sexual exploitation. We are on a mission to change that. We believe life-changing rescue for sexually exploited women is not a momentary or part-time enterprise. Genuine freedom with hope for a different future and dignity requires an intensive long-term commitment. Our multinational network of partners are committed to seeing Hope restored in the lives of survivors of sexual exploitation.


Feed ONE www.feedone.com

“If you can’t feed a hundred, just feed one,” Mother Teresa. FeedONE is a non-profit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, and disaster response.


CAREportal & The Global Orphan Project www.careportal.org

First and foremost, CarePortal exists to help vulnerable children and families. Requests submitted through CarePortal come from caseworkers at government child welfare agencies or other child-serving organizations approved by CarePortal to vet needs. Churches can also identify and submit needs within their own church and community through the Church Entered Needs feature. CarePortal is a technology connecting platform that brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Caseworkers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches and community members aware, giving them a real-time