Taken from the Dyslexic Advantage Newsletter – October 3, 2014
“Wanted: Amazing Dyslexic Students! Spread the Word!
Dyslexic Advantage is proud to announce two new annual awards programs that will be available for dyslexic students!
The first is the Karina Eide Young Dyslexic Writers Awards Program, which is organized in partnership with the Writers’ Studio. This program features a junior division for younger students, ages 7-13, and a senior division for students ages 14-17. It’s goal is to encourage excellence in creative expression through words, and it will accept writing in three categories: fan fiction, other creative fiction, and poetry. Writers of the winning submissions in each category will receive cash awards, and an online meeting with poet Philip Schultz.
The second is the Karina Eide Courage and Compassion Award. This award will honor two dyslexic high school students (one male, and one female) who despite significant personal adversity have shown consistent personal courage and focus on and compassion for others. Winners of these awards will receive a cash award and funding for the student and one parent to attend our annual dyslexia leadership conference.