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We the Students Essay Contest

Previous Winners

2020 Contest Winners

Grand Prize: Derek Jiang - Winning Essay

Runner Up Winners: Traci Kaninberg, Maria Cheriyan, Mika Poelma, Danielle Zhang, Marisa Gibbons

Honorable Mention Winners: Ria Jain, Keshav Patel, Grace Rose, Martina Shelor, Christina Homer, Rose Weathers, Iycis Smith, Natalie Krahulik


2019 Contest Winners

Grand Prize: Chelsea Rackley - Winning Essay

Runner Up Winners: Haylee Sovell, Kaitlyn Koster , Diego Bigelow-Gonzalo,Ryan Dockery, Lauren Menke, Jenna Hren

Honorable Mention Winners: Jentry Myers, Kenny Brown, Lucinda Eberly, Sophie Van Duin, Chloe Hudson, Rebekah Stranger, Catherine Myers, Felix Moisand


2018 Contest Winners

Grand Prize: Joshua Foster

Runner Up Winners: Alyssa Macaluso, Bridger Gordon, Daphne Gwozodz, Jacob Waggoner, Jonathan Lloyd, Reva Kale

Honorable Mention Winners: Anne Savage, Ezije Efobi, Haley Tyrrell, Kendra Kull, Nicholas Lieggi, Sameer Jain, Sara Moore, Tommy Diesen


2017 Contest Winners

Grand Prize: Jonathan Ralstin

Runner Up Winners: Jack Lynch, John Connor, Deena Ismail, Shelby Brainard, Erika Gustafson

Honorable Mention Winners: Tyler Young, Ellen Barczak, Peter Engels, Koryn Koch, Claudio Salinas, Shannon Yan, Emily Groseclose, Emily Bennett


2016 Contest Winners

Grand Prize: Alyssa Roat

BSA Winner: Matthew Hornnung

GSA Winner: Margot Armbruster

Runner Up Winners: Brendan Stamper, Benjamin Esposito, Andrew White, John O'Connor. Nicholas Fabrizio, Alexis Alltop

Honorable Mention Winners: Taylor Shehata, Tori Chanenchuk, Jacob Platin, Micah Demby, Noah Reyes, Max Cherman, Ella Brett-Turner, Amy Zheng

Southeast Winner: Evan Smith


2015 Contest Winners

1st Place: John Marando

2nd Place: Jackson Min

3rd Place: Sarah Kwate

Honorable Mention Winners: Jonathan Huntley, Samuel Rice, Alyssa Wise, Lauren Lenaburg, Lillian Bartholomew