Lenovo and Orchard Software are calling on students between ages 8 and 18 to enter their Listen to a Life essay contest. To enter, students must interview a person who is over age 50 — and is not their parent — about their hopes and goals through their life, how they achieved goals and overcame obstacles, or how dreams may have changed along the way. Then the companies are asking the students to write a 300-word essay based on the interview. The winner will receive a Lenovo ThinkCenter computer with $800 worth of Orchard software and an iPod Classic. Their school will also win $25,000 worth of Orchard software.

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