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Student Essay Contest Winners Have Been Announced!
Enjoy reading their inspiring stories in the "Students" section.
1st Place: Ryan Utz (Montgomery Co.)
2nd Place: Hazel Wechsler (Washington Co.)
3rd Place: Tierney Hall (Carroll Co.)
Honorable Mention Winners: Jessica Wang (Howard Co.), Katelyn Kluh (Charles Co.), Mindy B. (Montgomery Co.), & Robert Robinson III (Prince George's Co.)
We are so happy to know they are thriving in their education. Our advocacy work focuses on those who are not, so hearing from some who are has been a real joy!
Dear Student Essay Contest applicants,
Thank you for your participation in this year's contest!
I hope reflecting on your positive educational experiences was a rewarding exercise.
Every essay was touching, inspiring, and a delight to read. I wish that I could make every essay writer a winner in this contest. But know that your efforts at school already make you the best kind of winners.
I am heartened to know that there are highly able students being challenged to reach their potential in our schools with the help of appropriate programs and understanding teachers who are empowered to respond to your exceptional educational needs.
I wish you all the very best as you pursue your dreams!
With admiration and respect,
Mrs. Yvonne Golczewski
The Winning essays can be found in the "Students" section. Enjoy!