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The San Diego Metropolitan System announced its annual Laptop Scholarship Essay contest for San Diego County High School Students to have the opportunity to win a brand new laptop. 

San Diego County high school Students are asked to write a persuasive essay about the Youth Opportunity Pass Pilot Program launched by the San Diego County of Governments (SANDAG) and MTS earlier this year. The essay contest, sponsored by Reyes Coca-Cola, will give the 40 best-scored essayists a new laptop, according to MTS. 

Students are asked to write a persuasive essay on the value of the pilot program, and why it should or should not continue.

“Every year we choose our essay prompt to be relevant to our current and future projects,'' MTS CEO Sharon Cooney said. “This year, the Youth Opportunity Pass went into effect, and we want to hear from students what they think about the program so far.''

To participate, students attending school in San Diego County must send an application form with a 750- to 1,000-word essay. All entries are due by Friday, Nov. 25, at 11:59 p.m. PST. 

Entries can be emailed to or mailed/delivered to MTS, Attn: Laptop Scholarship, 1255 Imperial Ave., Suite 900, San Diego, CA 92101.

Previous winners of the MTS Laptop Scholarship Contest will not be eligible for the 2022 contest, the transit agency notes. 

The full essay prompt, rules and guidelines are available at

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