Educational Talent Search Student Named a Presidential Debate Essay Contest Winner

CenterPoint Newsletter | January 2017 | by Elsa Macias, Academic Counselor for ETS


Genesis Mobley became a TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) participant at Marvin M. Sedway middle school and is still an active participant as a freshman at Canyon Springs High School Leadership and Law Preparatory Academy.

During the fall semester, Clark County School District high school students were given the opportunity to enter the Presidential Debate Essay Contest. Students were asked, “are Presidential debates necessary: why or why not?” while analyzing how debates impact public opinion, past elections, as well as how communications sway the debate process. There would be one winner chosen out of each grade level.

Genesis decided to participate in the contest and out of one hundred fourteen students, she won in the ninth-grade category. Genesis was recognized at a luncheon with UNLV President, Dr. Len Jessup. Genesis plans on attending UNLV for her undergraduate degree and applying to the William S. Boyd School of Law Juris Doctor program.

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