DeKalb County PAL Plus held an essay contest for McNair High School seniors to receive a $1000.00 scholarship. The scholarship contest was open to McNair seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA, college acceptance letters and a non-related character recommendation. Entrance into the contest required a 3 paged, double-spaced essay on one of the following topics:​​

    • "Who are you"? Essay should include a paragraph describing your "Big Dream."​

    • How would you use your degree upon graduation to better the community?

    • What do you consider to be the single most important societal problem? Why?

Application deadline was Friday, April 27th, 2018. Four McNair seniors entered and of the four, Kennedi Shambly and Hannah Hosley were chosen. At acceptance of the scholarship, Shambly and Hosley spoke out against violence at half time during the game. 

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