We The Students Scholarship Contest
Congratulations to the contest winners!
1st Place – Elisa Martinez, Greenwich High School
Elisa Martinez is the First Place winner of the 2012 “We the Students” Scholarship Contest. Elisa is a Junior at Greenwich High School in Connecticut. Apart from competing on her school’s We The People and Math Teams, Elisa also restarted a group called Hand-In-Hand that is dedicated to building relationships between special needs and non-special needs students. Outside of school she is a member of the Abilis Youth Board, a group dedicated to helping those with special needs, and loves competing in horseback riding competitions. Elisa has already visited numerous of the Northeast’s Ivy League colleges, and is still exploring many areas of study for the future.
Elisa Martinez is an exemplar of dedication to the Constitution and civic duty, and the Bill of Rights Institute is proud to name her the First Place winner of our “We the Students” Contest.
2nd Place – Cody Milner, Rush Creek Christian Academy
Cody Milner is the 2nd place winner of the 2012 We The Students Scholarship Contest. Cody is a junior at Rush Creek Christian Academy in Oklahoma, where he competes on the debate and speech teams. Outside of school, he is very involved in 4-H serving as both the local and county president, as well as the state representative to the youth council. After graduating, Cody plans to attend Oklahoma Christian University where he will study pre-law and political science.
Cody aspires to go on to practice law and work in the political field. The Bill of Rights Institute is excited to announce Cody as our 2nd place winner, and we have great hopes for his future success.
3rd Place – Kamilyn Choi, Mounds View High School
Kamilyn Choi is the 3rd place winner of the 2012 We The Students Scholarship Contest. Kamilyn is a senior at Mounds View High School in Minnesota. At school, she is involved in both the National Honor Society and the Diversity Council. Outside of Mounds View Kamilyn is an active Girl Scout, and has also participated in Girls State. She is a National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar, and is currently studying five languages, including Korean. Our 3rd place finalist also spent the summer of 2012 serving as an intern in the South Korean National Assembly. While not having chosen the school she will be attending in the fall, Kamilyn has been accepted to the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and plans to study sociology or international relations.
Kamilyn is a passionate and involved young woman, and the Bill of Rights Institute is proud to name her our 3rd place winner of our We The Students Contest.
Honorable mention (2 prizes)
- Nicholas Muller, Bergen Catholic High School
Nicholas Muller is one of two Honorable Mentions in the 2012 We The Students Scholarship Contest. Nicholas is a senior at Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey. He is a very involved student, participating in both Student Government and the National Honor Society. Outside of school Nicholas is a leader in Youth Peer Mentoring and founded a Youth Peer ministry called Catholic Faith Crusaders; he works with the Adaptive Sports Foundation, which helps the disabled participate in athletics. Nicholas is also hoping to be accepted into Georgetown University where he wants to study political science or international relations. The Bill of Rights Institute gives sincere congratulations to Nicholas being an Honorable Mention in the 2012 We The Students Contest.
- Alex Krysl, Cheyenne Central High School
Alex Krysl is one of two Honorable Mentions in the 2012 We The Students Scholarship Contest. Alex is a senior at Cheyenne Central High School in Wyoming. He is a very involved student, which is shown by his involvement in a multitude of club; these include Student Government, National Honor Society, DECA, FBLA, and FCA. Alex is also involved in We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, and his team placed 7th at the 2012 National Competition. This fall, Alex plans to attend the University of Wyoming to study engineering. The Bill of Rights Institute congratulates Alex on his great achievement, and is proud to name him an Honorable Mention in this year’s We The Students Contest.
In addition, the teachers of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will each receive a $100 cash prize to put towards classroom resources.
Aaron Hull is the recipient of our 2012 “We the Students” Teacher Prize because his student, Elisa Martinez, is the First Place winner in our “We the Students” Scholarship Contest. Mr. Hull is a social studies teacher at Greenwich High School, and is also the coach of the school’s We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Congressional Hearings Team. He teaches Honors American History and Civics, Comparative Politics, and AP U.S. Government. Mr. Hull has pledged his $100 dollar prize to the school’s We The People team for their trip to the national competition in Washington, D.C. this April.
The Bill of Rights Institute is proud to work with Mr. Hull, who dedicates so much time and so many resources to educating students about the Constitution.
Thank you to all who applied!