Contest Prizes

Cash prizes for Students in each of the five regions of the 2011-2012 Being an American Essay Contest

First place - $1,000
Second place - $500
Third place - $250

Cash prizes for Teacher Sponsors in each of the five regions of the 2011-2012 Being an American Essay Contest

Teachers who sponsor a student with a winning essay will receive $100 for each student that places in his/her region.

2012 Being an American Essay Contest Winners by Region

Central Region

1st Place – Parker Jackson, Lyman High School, Principle: Limited Government, Teacher: Nicole Moretti

2nd Place – Taylor Porchey, Houston Christian High School, Principle: Limited Government, Teacher: Susan Henson-Perry

3rd Place – Trevor Rohn, Hays High School, Principle: Representative Government, Teacher: Abby Maska

Honorable Mention – Lindsey Moreno, Moreno Christian Home School, Principle: Individual Liberty

Midwestern Region

1st Place – Scott Remer, Beachwood High School, Principle: All Men Are Created Equal

2nd Place – Bethany Carson, Home School, Principle: Individual Liberty

3rd Place – Ellora Franklin, Franklin Home School, Principle: Separation of Powers/Checks and Balances, Teacher: Catherine Franklin

Honorable Mention – Cody Franklin, Franklin Home School, Principle: Individual Liberty, Teacher: Catherine Franklin

Northeast Region

1st Place – Kathleen Fogg, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Principle: Private Property, Teacher: Karen Ferris-Fearnside

2nd Place – Chloe Volkwein, Greenwich High School, Principle: Separation of Powers/Checks and Balances, Teacher: Aaron Hull

3rd Place – George Xie, Marlboro High School, Principle: Separation of Powers/Checks and Balances, Teacher: Shanna Howell

Honorable Mention – Morgan McGann, Greenwich High School, Principle: Separation of Powers/Checks and Balances, Teacher: Aaron Hull

Honorable Mention – Min Jae Yun, Gould Academy, Principle: Individual Liberty

Southern Region

1st Place – Jonathan Richards, Rabun Gap Nacoochee School, Principle: Individual Liberty, Teacher: Christopher Bedea

2nd Place – Nicholas Harrison-Trent, West Forsyth High School, Principle: Representative Government

3rd Place – Sarah Hendrix, First Assembly Christian High School, Principle: Separation of Powers/Checks and Balances

Western Region

1st Place – Brandon Spicer, Homelink Yakima, Principle: Limited Government, Teacher: Ann Bowman

3rd Place – Sina Torabi, Palm Desert High School, Principle: Limited Government, Teacher: Mark Wipf

Honorable Mention – Kathleen He, Middle College High School, Principle: Representative Government

Honorable Mention – Jacob Pankey, Coronado High School, Principle: Separation of Powers/Checks and Balances

Honorable Mention – Cristal Suarez, San Joaquin Memorial, Principle: Individual Liberty