According to MCC, "the annual essay contest highlights the perspectives of youth on significant public policy issues and promotes the involvement of young people in faithful witness to government authorities."
Contest participants were asked to tell their MCC story by completing the phrase, "Thank you, MCC, for …" A panel of community volunteers selected the winning entries. Bernal, Tomlinson, Doerrfeld and Galletta read their award-winning essays at Spring 2007 commencement exercises held May 4 at the Manatee Convention Center.
MCC Essay Contest | Bethany Christian Schools
Presidents serve a twelve-month term and cannot normally serve two terms in succession. Notable exceptions occurred during and . In 1914, was appointed President and was asked to remain in the post till the end of the war. As a result, Hawke was MCC President for five years from 1914 to 1918 inclusive and was succeeded in 1919 by the former Hampshire slow left-arm bowler , who shortly afterwards succeeded to the title of Lord Forster of Lepe. Throughout the war, Lord's was used for military purposes, including training and recreation. Problems frequently arose but, in view, Hawke was "the greatest help in giving wise counsel towards their solution". Hawke's tenure was exceeded by that of who was appointed in 1939 and remained for seven years until 1945 before he was succeeded by . In his essay about the MCC Presidency, said that "there is no pretence of democracy about it" and commented on how few were untitled up to the Second World War. As he said, membership of the aristocracy was a more important factor than any cricketing prowess. Change has been a long time coming but in the 21st century there have been MCC Presidents who as players were wholly professional: , and .