2020-2021 We the Students Essay Contest
Details of the 2020-2021 Essay Contest including the essay prompt, prizes, and deadline for submission will be announced on Bill of Rights Day, Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019-2020 We the Students Essay Contest!
2019-2020 Essay Prompt: What does civil discourse mean to you?
Derek Jiang, Stephen F. Austin High School, Sugar Land, Texas
Read Derek’s essay HERE.
Traci Kaninberg, Assumption High School, Louisville, Kentucky
Maria Cheriyan, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, Michigan
Mika Poelma, Kadena High School, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa City, Japan
Danielle Zhang, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Missouri
Marisa Gibbons, Science Hill High School, Johnson City, Tennessee
Ria Jain, International Leadership of Texas, Keller-Saginaw High School, Fort Worth, Texas
Keshav Patel, Canton Preparatory High School, Canton, Michigan
Grace Rose, Brunswick High School, Brunswick Maryland
Martina Shelor, Bethlehem Catholic High School, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Christina Homer, Arcadia High School, Arcadia, California
Rose Weathers, Harriton High School, Rosemont, Pennsylvania
Iycis Smith, The Meadows School, Las Vegas, Nevada
Natalie Krahulik, Penn Manor High School, Millersville, Pennsylvania
1st Place – $7,500
Runners Up – 5 prizes at $1,500 each
Honorable Mentions – 8 prizes at $500 each
2018-2019 Grand Prize Winner: Chelsea Rackley
Read her essay HERE.
Runners Up: Haylee Sovell, Kaitlyn Koster, Diego Bigelow-Gonzalo, Ryan Dockery, Lauren Menke, and Jenna Hren
Honorable Mention: Jentry Myers, Kenny Brown, Lucinda Eberly, Sophie Van Duin, Chloe Hudson, Rebekah Stranger, Catherine Myers, and Felix Moisand