In conclusion, it is necessary to have school rules, which will help combat any criminal activities. Ensuring that the school rules are followed is essential for students to keep order and create a safe and calm environment for everyone. By so doing, students would be able to stay focused and safe all day. By knowing, understanding and following the rules, enables the students to behave in a correct way hence not become a disgrace to their school. Whether or not an individual like to obey the rules, it is important to follow the imposed policies.
Students whose parents are not in the Foreign Service are eligible to participate if they are in grades nine through twelve in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the . territories, or if they are . citizens attending high school overseas. Students may be attending a public, private, or parochial school. Entries from home-schooled students are also accepted. Previous first-place winners and immediate relatives of directors or staff of the AFSA and Semester at Sea are not eligible to participate. Previous honorable mention recipients are eligible to enter. $2,500 to the writer of the winning essay, in addition to an all-expense paid trip to the nation’s capital from anywhere in the . for the winner and his or her parents, and an all-expense paid educational voyage courtesy of Semester at Sea.