American Foreign Service Association - National High School Essay Contest
The members of the Foreign Service are like the olive branches in the right talon of the American eagle, they advise the president and Secretary of State about foreign relations and foreign policies. The members of the Foreign Service are foreign affairs professionals who keep the peace and strive for a better world.
This essay competition is open to 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders who are required to write an essay of 1000 to 1250 words.
2013 Essay Contest Topic
Imagine that you are serving as the U.S. Ambassador to one of the following nations. Explain what you as a diplomat would do, using the resources available to you as Ambassador, to improve the relations between the U.S. and your country of choice, and how the major foreign policy differences between that nation and the United States might best be handled in our national interest.
The nations on which you may choose to focus are:
- Burma (aka Myanmar)