The Linda and Harry Serene Leadership Institute sponsors an essay contest each year that will be announced at the Strike a Spark Conference. This year's theme for the essay is Forge the Future Through Leadership in Research and Creativity. Using this year’s theme, please compose a 1500-word essay in the format of your choice to provide your reflection on creative leadership. All PennWest California students are invited to participate, entries should be sent to either Dean Majocha (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Dr. Beverly Ross (email@example.com). First place prize is $500.00, second place $300, and third place $200.00.