Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

The penny is an underappreciated piece of currency.  Undervalued, taken for granted, often discarded!  But, for college-bound high school seniors, every penny begins to count as they look toward college costs.  Shifting from the idea of fun pocket change to funding education — one’s point of view, and stage in life, makes all the difference.

My son entertained you with his earlier pear bread poem, and now has shared another — a plea for your vote, a minute of your time, to help him become a finalist for a $500 college scholarship. Vote for Charles Bray’s photo by noon EST on September 16, here: http://www.universitylanguage.com/finalists/, but do enjoy the poem regardless!  And thank you to those who already have voted, thanks to my last post.

A pretty penny?
A pretty penny? (photo by Kat B.)

Poetic Plea for a Pretty Penny 

I’ve never written poems for a reason, you see,
But only to please the masses (ha, I joke).
I’m going to college now, however, you know,
And I’m short on funds for classes (help, I’m broke!)

So I search far and wide for student capital,
Entering many a contest.
Each and every last resource, I’ll tap it all,
Until the whole of my tuition is addressed.

Now it appears that I’m really in the running;
My photo has made it quite far.
It needs to make finals now, for which I’m gunning,
But the door to a good education remains…just slightly ajar.

 I ask of you a small but important favor:
To throw open this door for me.
Just simply click a bubble by a name, my name—
And Thank You, in all sincerity.

 P.S.H. (Post Scriptum Haiku) 

The contest is tight
And time, limited, so please:
Vote, for each one counts!

 Thank You Again!

Click and vote: http://www.universitylanguage.com/finalists/

Charlie Bray

(Ciao and grazie from Mom Kat, too!)

This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge.  ”An Unusual POV” was this week’s theme.  Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge; further details on how to participate and links to others’ responses are found here.

A Minute of Your Time Could Help A Student Win a $500 Scholarship

Friends, readers, and anyone else who happens to stop by . . . yes, this is a shameless plea to help out my son Charlie with one of his scholarship pursuits!

charlie-trains.jpg
My how the years fly . . .

As you know from some of my other posts, I have a senior in high school this year, and he is starting on college applications and searching out those all-important scholarships.  He has plans to major in International Relations, with an interest in multiple languages (entering his 5th year of Spanish, and has shown a talent for picking up other languages through language software and online resources — Russian, Mandarin, German, French, and a little Arabic now!).  He has several schools of interest, both public and private; but frankly, given the price tag of a college education, the final decision will likely turn on the best net cost after scholarship and grant aid.  

So. . . . here’s the ask:  Charlie entered a scholarship photo contest, where finalists from each round are largely determined by a popularity contest.  On behalf of my son, I am asking that you vote for Charles Bray’s photo and encourage friends, family and fellow bloggers to do the same by September 16 — help him win a $500 college scholarship for school next fall! 

The link to voting can be found here:  http://www.universitylanguage.com/finalists/ 
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Senior year is off and running . . .
Senior year is off and running . . .
Thank you for your support!
Ciao! ~ Kat