Live Deliberately Essay Contest

The Walden Woods Project/Thoreau Institute



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February 20, 2023


The Live Deliberately Essay Contest is open to high school students between the ages of 14 and 19. To be considered, you must submit a maximum 750 - word essay on the following prompt: "We can never have enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and Titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder cloud, and the rain which lasts three weeks and produces freshets. We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander." - Walden, Henry David Thoreau

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