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Brian has made part of one of his books, "McGraw-Hill's Top 50 Skills for a Top Score: SAT Critical Reading and Writing," available for free download. You can download, print and photocopy, post on your website, or even forward the free pages directly to students' email inboxes. Leaf has committed to being available to college counselors, educational consultants, teachers, and students who have questions about the book or SAT/ACT prep in general. The download is available free HERE.

Here are the winners of the Defining Twilight Essay Contest! We first announced the contest in May before Defining Twilight was even in stores. The contest ran for three months and received more than 750 entries in three age categories! Selecting the winners from so many terrific essays was incredibly difficult. Essays were judged on correct and effective use of the eight vocabulary words; creativity; clear communication of ideas; and correct syntax, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. After reading and rereading, we have selected the following winners. Congrats!

Ages 13-15

1st Place ($500 and a copy of Defining Twilight): Sabrina Alvarez

2nd Place ($50 and a copy of Defining Twilight): Catie Asip, Brittany Tayler Huber, Rachel Shafran, Aubrey Rieder

Ages 16-18

1st Place ($500 and a copy of Defining Twilight): McKelvey Packard

2nd Place ($50 and a copy of Defining Twilight):Kevin Johnson, Anita Suen, Meagan Osburn, Cheyenne Elisio

Ages 19+

1st Place ($500 and a copy of Defining Twilight): Lynda Yates

2nd Place ($50 and a copy of Defining Twilight): Aimee Petersen, Emily Ford, Jennie Church Morehead, Jennifer McKee

We will be announcing the next Essay Contest soon.

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