Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

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2015 Essay Contest Winners

High School

Grand Prize:

  Allyce Yang, Valley Stream South HS, Grade 12 – "Frida Kahlo and I Speak the Language of Dreams"

First Place:

  Cara Yesko, Long Island Lutheran HS, Grade 11 – "Anna Maria Chavez : A True Girl Scout"

Second Place:

  Claire Sukumar, Ossining HS, Grade 12 – "César Chávez: Activist Against All Odds"

Third Place:

  Gabrielle Ramirez, Walt Whitman HS, Grade 12 – "Dr. Antonia Novello - If I Could Have Twenty Four Hours"

Middle School

Grand Prize:

  Jackson DiLullo, All Saints Academy, Grade 8 – "My Day with Lionel Andrés (Leo) Messi"

First Place:

  Emily Hughes, Roy W. Brown MS, Grade 8 – "Pope Francis"

Second Place:

  Christine Sun, Robert R. Lazar School, Grade 8 – "Ellen Ochoa"

Third Place:

  Jessica Zhang, Merrick Avenue MS, Grade 8 – "Shakira - Believe in Yourself"


2014 Essay Contest Winners

High School

Grand Prize:

  Nicole Ruiz, Ossining HS, Grade 12 – "Sonia Sotomayor"

First Place:

  Danielle McDougall, Westbury HS, Grade 12 – "Servero Ochoa"

Second Place:

  Esteban Ortiz, Garden City HS, Grade 11 – "A Day With My Mother"

Third Place:

  Julia Rietbroek, Great Neck North HS, Grade 11 – "Pablo Neruda"

Middle School

Grand Prize:

  Kristin Hon, Great Neck South MS, Grade 8 – "The Drum Beat"

First Place:

  Shin-Young Park, Great Neck South MS, Grade 7 – "Jacinto Convit"

Second Place:

  Molly Kernis, Wall Intermediate School, Grade 8 – "Roberto Clemente"

Third Place:

  Erika Rooney, Garden City MS, Grade 8 – "Virginia Alonso"