Brubaker Announces Spring 2013 Student Challenge Program

HARRISBURG - Sen. Mike Brubaker (R-36) announced recently that the spring 2013 Student Challenge program would encourage students to share their thoughts on an individual who has served as a personal inspiration.

Students are encouraged to submit an essay of 500 words or less describing how an individual has influenced them in a positive way to accomplish their goals. The deadline to submit an entry is May 3, and winners will be announced on May 13.

“Almost every individual can point out at least one person who has helped make their life better and brighter,” Brubaker said. “Recognizing the qualities of individuals who inspire us is one of the best ways we can improve ourselves, and that is the goal of this project.”

The Student Challenge program features periodic competitions and is open to all K-12 students in the 36th Senatorial District, including the school districts of Cocalico, Columbia, Conestoga Valley, Donegal, Eastern Lancaster County, Ephrata, Hempfield, Manheim Central, Octorara, Pequea Valley, Twin Valley and Warwick. Home school and private school students from the district are also encouraged to apply.


Winners will be selected from each age group by an independent panel. Winners will receive an award certificate from Brubaker and a visit to Harrisburg for lunch and a tour of the state Capitol Building with a guest.

Entries may be dropped off or mailed to Brubaker’s district office at 301 E. Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543, or students may submit essays on Brubaker’s website at