Sunday, February 2, 2014

Essay contest process

Well it's 11:30 and our committee has finally agreed on 3 Scholarship recipients.
They will be notified tomorrow via email or phone. (Did you think I was going to tell you early?)

We want to thank all of you that submitted essays. They were all outstanding and we were truly impressed with the time and effort (not to mention talent) of our essay writers.
This was such a difficult decision, we have been pouring over essays since early this morning.
Before we announce the scholarship recipients I wanted to share with you a little bit about the process of how we choose.
First of all, since January 22 my dear friend and fellow nanny Gael Ann has been monitoring the nannytransitions gmail account.
I sign out of the account and as the essays come in, Gael Ann has her own password, she goes through, removes any identifying information that she can from the essay and assigns them a letter and then emails them to us.
Once we have all the essays, we (Marni Kent, Christy Ochs and myself) read them, make sure they have followed all the guidelines and then we vote for our 3 top choices.
Once we have decided on who the scholarships will go to, then and only then are the names of the essay contributors revealed to us.
The essays were outstanding and we chose 3 winners and 2 runners up.
Stay tuned 

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