Letters To Lucy Essay Competition Winners

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March 20, 2012

Congratulations to all the students who entered the competition and
thank you to all the teachers who participated!

The Letters to Lucy Essay Competition attracted over 800 entries from schools all over the United States. This competition showed that there are some excellent programs in writing, science, and history in our K through 12 schools and some amazingly talented, thoughtful, and creative writers! Thank you to each and every student who entered the essay competition. We enjoyed reading all the essays!

We congratulate the following schools, their teachers and students for

having two or more winners and/or honorable mentions:

High Schools
Central Bucks West HS, Doylestown, PA
Asheville School, Asheville, NC
Avon HS, Avon, CT
/Harry D. Jacobs HS, Algonquin, IL

Middle Schools

Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA

Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM

Elementary Schools

ASU Prep Academy, Phoenix, AZ

Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Note: following each contestant's name and school is a link reading “click here for [name] essay”.  Clicking this link will deliver a download of that student's essay to whatever folder you have set up for downloads. The student's  last name is in the file name.

 

THE WINNERS

High School Category

First Place
Colleen Smith

Colleen M. Smith

10th Grade/Central Bucks West HS, Doylestown, PA
Click here for Colleen's Essay

 

Second Place

Jack Wilder
Jack Wendler
10th Grade/Avon HS, Avon, CT

Click here for Jack's essay

 

Third Place

Camille Groh

9th Grade/Asheville School, Asheville, NC

Click here for Camille's essay

 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical)

David Choi
12th Grade/Harry D. Jacobs HS, Algonquin, IL

Click here for David's essay

Anne Collett
9th Grade/Asheville School, Asheville, NC

Click here for Anne's's essay

 

Mary Kaminski

Mary Kaminski
10th Grade/Avon HS, Avon, CT

Click here for Mary's's essay

 

 

Hari

Hari Manikandan
10th Grade/Harry D. Jacobs HS, Algonquin, IL

Click here for Hari's essay

 

 


Cayla
Cayla McCaughan

10th Grade/Central Bucks HS, Doylestown, PA

Click here for Cayla's essay

 

Ariana Ray
11th Grade/Hastings High, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Click here for Ariana's essay

 

Ethan Williamson
12th Grade/Houston HS, Houston, MO

Click here for Ethan's essay

 

Middle School Category

First Place
Robin S.
Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA

Click here for Robin's essay

 

Second Place

juanna
Jeanna Qiu
8th Grade/Heritage MS, Livingston, NJ

Click here for Jeanna's essay

 

Third Place

Ruya Berry

Riya Berry
6th Grade/Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA

Click here for Riya's essay

 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical)

Ian Alsobrook
8th Grade/Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM

Click here for Ian's essay

 

claire
Claire Boom
8th Grade/Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM

Click here for Claire's essay

 

KATHRYN
Kaitlyn Davis
7th Grade/Cedar Crest MS, Lebanon, PA

Click here for Kaitlyn's essay

 

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Ross Douglas
8th Grade/Herberger Young Scholar Academy, Phoenix, AZ

Click here for Ross' essay

 

 


Craig Short
8th Grade/Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM

Click here for Craig's essay

 

 


Hisham Temmar
8th Grade/Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM

Click here for Hisham's essay

 

 


Tyera Zweygardt
8th Grade/Herberger Young Scholar Academy, Phoenix, AZ

Click here for Tyera's essay

 

Elementary School Category

First Place

maria paula
Maria Paula Arvizu-Diaz
4th Grade/ASU Prep Academy, Phoenix, AZ

Click here for Maria Paula's essay

 

Second Place

charlie rez
Charles Rez
5th Grade/Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center, Scottsdale, AZ

Click here for Charles' essay

 

Third Place

allison
Allison Lamanna
5th Grade / Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center, Scottsdale, AZ

Click here for Allison's essay

 

Honorable Mention (alphabetical)

 

 

Julia Alvarez
Julia Alvarez
4th Grade/ASU Prep Academy, Phoenix, AZ

Click here for Julia's essay

 

jezabell
Jezebell Connor

4th Grade/ASU Prep Academy, Phoenix, AZ
Click here for Jezabell's essay

 

Laiza Escareno

Laiza Escareno
4th Grade/ASU Prep Academy, Phoenix, AZ

Click here for Laiza's essay

 

 

jrden
Jaden Garcia-Morris
4th Grade/ASU Prep Academy, Phoenix, AZ

Click here for Jeden's essay

 

Izhuatl Ibarra
4th Grade/ASU Prep Academy, Phoenix, AZ

Click here for Izhuartl's essay

 

 

violet
Violet Rez

5th Grade/Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center, Scottsdale, AZ

Click here for Violet's essay

 

Kevin Wooden
5th Grade / Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center, Scottsdale, AZ

Click here for Ken's essay