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2009 Black History Contest Clues 022009

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Additonal CLUES for the Black History - Scavenger Hunt & Essay Contest ending March 27, 2009

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2009 Black History Contest Clues 022009

  1. 1. 2009 - BLACK HISTORY MONTH VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT & ESSAY CONTEST (added clues...2/20/09) STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS: BEN - 2009 SCAVENGER HUNT & ESSAY CONTEST Students, since you will need to enter the data/requirements on line, we suggest that you use this hard copy document and. 1. Conduct your research and compile your answers and select your topic and write your Essay first. 2. Write down all of your responses. This is so you have all of your responses ready to enter on line when you access the Contest Link. 3. When you are ready to enter your data and essay for this contest, have your written document in front of you are read. Then go to the internet and access the CONTEST LINK: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ELJWIi1_2bTrqk8tAIEWO7vg_3d_3d It's important to note that you must use diligence in preparing your data for entry. This is because once you access the contest link you will be expected to be able to complete or enter all of your responses and your essay in a single setting. You will not have multiple opportunities to go back into the tool to record your responses or your essay. RECOMMENDED PROCESS FOR COMPLETING DATA ENTRY FOR CONTEST CONTEST RULES BEN - 2009 SCAVENGER HUNT & ESSAY CONTEST 1. Students of all genders and ethnicities can participate. 2. Students must be attending high school or attending college and they must belong to either of the following participating schools, organizations or colleges. Abraham Clark High School, Roselle, NJ Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL Morgan State University, Baltimore MD Constine Evans Scholarship Fund, Linden, NJ Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA Emery Unified School District, Emeryville, CA North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL Positive Steps Program - National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Oakland Bay Area Chapter First Place for Youth, Bay Area, CA Project GRAD (all US locations) Frank Greene Scholars Program, Silicon Valley, CA Roselle Catholic High School, Roselle, NJ Hampton University, Hampton, VA Rutgers University, NJ Howard University, Washington, DC Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA Kean University, Union, NJ Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN Linden High School, Linden, NJ Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ Union County College, Cranford, NJ 3. Students must complete all responses and requirements of the Scavenger Hunt and Essay Contest to be eligible. 4. Students are required to access the internet and view Sun's website: http://www.sun.com/students. 5. Students must be registered with Sun. Register at http://sailearningconnection.skillport.com 6. Restrictions: Students cannot be current or past employees of Sun Microsystems Diane Mathis, Co-Chairperson, Black Employee Network Sun Microsystems, sun.com diane.mathis@sun.com, 877-246-8129 1
  2. 2. SUBMISSION – PRIZES AND DISTRIBUTION BEN - 2009 SCAVENGER HUNT & ESSAY CONTEST Submission Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2009 Submission must be made online at this CONTEST LINK: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ELJWIi1_2bTrqk8tAIEWO7vg_3d_3d PRIZES: There will be a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th prize winner in each category (high school and college). 1st Prize: $500.00 2nd Prize: $350.00 3rd Prize: $200.00 4th Prize: $100.00 Winners will be announced on: Friday, April 24, 2009 Distribution of prizes will be coordinated with the school or organization. AWARD SELECTION & DISTRIBUTION – CONTACT INFORMATION SUBMISSION - PRIZES AND DISTRIBUTION Please tell us about yourself and your school so that if you are chosen as an award recipient, we are able to get you your prize. It is crucial that this information is accurate. Inaccuracies could result in delays in prize distribution. (When you get online you will have an opportunity to fill in this portion. Please have the name and phone number of your Principal, Dean, Executive Director ready for input). REGISTRATION 1. Access this link to REGISTER with Sun: http://sailearningconnection.skillport.com. CLUES: • a) In Program Name, you must select: SAI-US b) In Program ID you must enter: z5c4gf20 c) At the bottom of page you will see PROMO CODE. Enter BEN CONTEST in this field. 2. After you have registered, write down the unique username that you assigned yourself (hint: you may need that later). SCAVENGER HUNT SELECT ESSAY TOPICMS 2009 SCAVENGER HUNT & ESSAY CONTEST Please provide responses to each of the questions or statements Please choose from one of the topics below to write your essay. below. Submissions will be judged on creativity, grammar, content, clarity, In addition to completing the responses accurately you will also be and coherence of the essay’s topic as it is judged on your ability to follow instructions and your resourcefulness expressed throughout the essay. Overall, contest judging will also in finding the correct answers. include accuracy of the responses to all 1. What is the stock symbol for Sun Microsystems? questions. 2. What is Sun's theme for students as listed at http://www.sun.com/students? 1. If you could select your ideal mentor, of African decent, 3. What tools are part of the Toolbox as listed at from the present (living) or past (dead) who would you http://www.sun.com/students? select and why? 4. What do the letters S-U-N in Sun Microsystems, stand for? 2. What concerns you the most about your future and why? 5. What does SAI stand for? What excites you the most about your future and why? 6. Sun Microsystems has a student developer community 3. If you were President Barack Obama, what would your top and the name of that community is OSUM (pronounced 3 priorities be and why? awesome). In sentence format, please write a brief 4. What does the term quot;digital dividequot; mean, and what impact paragraph explaining the following: does it have in your community? a) What did you learn about this community? b) Who can participate or join this community? c) What is the value of belonging to this community? Diane Mathis, Co-Chairperson, Black Employee Network Sun Microsystems, sun.com diane.mathis@sun.com, 877-246-8129 2

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