Sponsor Essay

The Careful Cultivation of Belief

Sherry Medwin - Wilmette, Illinois
Entered on July 21, 2005

When Sherry Medwin gave her 12th grade honors students the This I Believe essay assignment, she was met with a classroom full of bewildered students, unsure of how to write about belief. Ms. Medwin has come to believe that students should be given the freedom to express their personal values.