Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest - 2017 Winners

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Congratulations to our 2017 Essay Contest Winners

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High School

Grand Prize:

  Adrys Turbi, Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School, Bronx, NY, Grade 11 - "Sonia Sotomayor"

Runner Up:

  Larry Bello-Castillo, Academy of Information Technology and Engineering, Stamford, CT, Grade 10 - "A Day with my Parents"

Runner Up:

  Aashini Shah, W.T. Clarke High School, Westbury, NY, Grade 12 - "Theodore Taylor"

Runner Up:

  Vilma Rodrigues, Technology High School, Newark, NJ, Grade 10 - "Cesar Chavez"

Middle School

Grand Prize:

  Ella Bacon, South Ocean Middle School, Patchogue, NY, Grade 7 - "Mamita"

Runner Up:

  Julia Manolios, Long Island School for the Gifted, Huntington, NY, Grade 7 - "Sara Martinez Tucker

Runner Up:

  Angel Mendoza, Long Island School for the Gifted, Huntington, NY, Grade 8 - "Adelso Guerra Bolanos"

Runner Up:

  Yolanda Contreras, North Middle School, Brentwood, NY, Grade 8 - "Selena Gomez"

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High School

Grand Prize:

  Khristal Frewaldt, College View High School, College Station, TX, Grade 9 - "Selena Quintanilla"

Runner Up:

  Kimberly Lamb, Bryan High School, Bryan, TX, Grade 12 - "Alicia Alonso"

Runner Up:

  Anna Fatta, Parkersburg High School, Parkersburg, WV, Grade 12 - "Marianela Nunez"

Runner Up:

  Jax Belin, Jessieville High School, Jessieville, AR, Grade 12 - "Santiago Ramon 7 Cajal"

Middle School

Grand Prize:

  Denalyn Belanger, DeRidder Junior High, DeRidder, LA, Grade 6 - "Parent"

Runner Up:

  Abigail Lifrieri, St. Martha Catholic School, Kingwood, TX, Grade 7 - "Frida Khalo"

Runner Up:

  Kayleni Garcia, Athens Middle School, Athens, TX, Grade 6 - "Shakira"

Runner Up:

  Cade Redden, Lakeside Junior High, Sibley, LA, Grade 7 - "George Lopez"