Book Giveaway (ENDED)

June 14th, 2020 – August 31st, 2020

To any students who are interested in doing some reading over the summer, we are excited to introduce our Book Request Initiative! We will be purchasing books free of charge for our students and have it delivered to the student either physically or electornically.

Fill out this Google Form to Enter: 

Please note that not every request will be approved, though we will do the best on our end. Once we accept a request, we will reach out to confirm information and determine the delivery options.

Ihsan Yumak

O & P Writing Contest 2020


Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2020 Summer Writing Contest.  Our team enjoyed reading all of the submissions and we want to congratulate Peichi Che, William Yi, and Ihsan Yumak for their winning entries! Make sure to check out their work! 

Peichi Che
William Yi

Creative Project

June 22nd, 2020 – November 1, 2020 (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

The Creative Project is an independent project where students propose and investigate a question, demonstrating their mastery of knowledge and passion through a final presentation. Students must conduct an original project of their interest in the parameter of the following prompt:


Identify a problem in your community and propose a plan for a solution. 


As a starting off point, you may consider environmental or societal issues you see today. For instance, what are the effects of fake news on our society, given the prominent role of social media and mass media in our culture? Or in another case, how can we as students, use the platforms we have today, to publicize and advocate for change? Remember, these are just suggestions to help guide you. You may choose to pursue anything that interests you.


Deadline: By 11:59PM on November 1st, you must submit your project through email at  Your final presentation must include either a short video (3-5 minutes) explaining what you have learned or Google Presentation (equivalent to a 3-5 minutes live presentation). 


All submissions will be judged by the Outreach and Prep team members and winners will be announced one week after submissions. The prize for winners is free Kindles! Please note that selected works will be published on our website as well.


Requirements for the Project:

-   Create a question and state that in your presentation. Tell us why you have chosen this question and area of interest. Explain and show what you have done

-   If submitting a video, the video must be at least over 3 minutes

-   If submitting a Google Presentation, please include engaging pictures and texts relevant to the topic of your choice

-   Have fun!


Writing Contest (ENDED)

June 22nd, 2020 – July 3th, 2020

Creative Writing: Pick one of the four prompts and write a short story/short essay. The submission must be (300-500 words).

  1. What do you think about when you can't sleep? Turn it into a piece of writing.

  2. Write about the best piece of advice you ever received.

  3. You learn that you are heir to a throne…

  4. You discover a magic button that will…


Deadline: By 11:59PM on July 3rd, you must have submitted your writing piece(s) to us at to be considered in the contest.

Prizes: Backpacks and school supplies

Submission Details: Please turn it in in Times New Roman, font size 12. Winners will be announced a week after the deadline.


Note: Selected works will be published and featured on our website!