2004 Essay Contest Winners

In the spring of 2004, Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence, Inc. held the 17th annual Celebration of Youth essay contest. This was the essay question:

“Write about an obstacle in your life. What is a quality within yourself that you have drawn upon to deal with this obstacle? Share what you have learned.”

First-place essays are listed below, and the names of all winners and honorable mentions are listed below the essays.


WINNING ESSAYS:


Winners in Grades 4-6 Division:

FIRST PLACE
JUAN BAIRES
Grade 4, Truesdell Elementary

SECOND PLACE
STUART MAEDER
Grade 5, Key Elementary

THIRD PLACE
CALLIE FOSBURGH
Grade 5, Key Elementary

FOURTH PLACE
DAMIEN LIVINGSTON
Grade 4, J.C. Nalle Elementary

FIFTH PLACE
DALTON POWER
Grade 5, Key Elementary


Winners in Grades 7-9 Division

FIRST PLACE
JULIO MONTIEL
Grade 9, Bell Multicultural Sr. High

SECOND PLACE
BERTA GONZALEZ
Grade 9 – Bell Multicultural Sr. High

THIRD PLACE
WILLIAM VASQUEZ
Grade 9 – Bell Multicultural Sr. High

FOURTH PLACE
ELLEN LEVINE
Grade 7 – Alice Deal Junior High

FIFTH PLACE
WHITNEY JEROME
Grade 7, Alice Deal Junior High


HONORABLE MENTIONS:

F. S. KEY, grade 5
REBECCA ANDRASKO
WILLIAM NASH
F. S. KEY, grade 4
JANAN SHOUHAYIB

HARRIET TUBMAN, grade 6
BRITTANY WALKER

J.C. NALLE, grade 5
JYMEASE MITCHELL

NOYES, grade 6
DELVON FITZGERALD

OYSTER, grade 6
SAHARA ARTIGA-OLIVER
DAVID BRESCIA-WEILER
INGMAR MOLINA
MARITZA SANABRIA

POWELL, grade 5
JACKELIN REYES

STEVENS, grade 5
JOEL BATTLE

ALICE DEAL, grade 7
NADINE FOTY
SARAH GIFFIN
ALICE DEAL, grade 9
NGUYET NGUYEN
PETRA TOTH

BELL SHS, grade 9
CYNDEA CONARD
DENNIS HERNANDEZ
MARINA IRAHETA

JEFFERSON, grade 9
GREKAN SIMPSON
DOMINIQUE WEST

ROOSEVELT SHS, grade 9
CLIVE BAKER, Grade 9

STUART HOBSON, grade 7
BRIANNA WILSON

TAKOMA EC, grade 8
ROSE SHERMAN

WILSON, grade 9
CHALONDA ARRINGTON
KELVIN ANH LE
CATHERINE MANN
ALEXANDER ZABALOIEFF