Noon, Feb. 26. Deadline for high school seniors to submit personal essay for the competition. Southfield-based National Council of Jewish Women-Michigan will choose eight finalists, who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the Jewish and/or secular communities. Interviews with finalists will take place on morning of April 22, with awards to be presented April 24. Eight cash prizes include $2,500 for first-place winner. Info: ncjwgds.org or 248-335-3300, ext. 0.