2005 Essay Contest Winners

In the spring of 2005, Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence, Inc. held the 18th annual Celebration of Youth essay contest. The essay theme was “choice,” and here is the question:

Every choice you make has a consequence – whether it is large or small. Write about a meaningful choice you have made in your life. Did the choice support or not support the kind of person you want to be?

Below are the first place essays and the names of all winners and honorable mentions.


WINNING ESSAYS:


WINNERS in GRADES 4-6 DIVISION:

FIRST PLACE (Tie)
DONTE ELLIS
Grade 6, Thomson Elementary

FIRST PLACE (Tie)
DELLA ROMANO
Grade 6, Murch Elementary

SECOND PLACE
TEDDY CISZEWSKI
Grade 6, Oyster Bilingual

THIRD PLACE
KIM DO
Grade 6, Harriet Tubman

FOURTH PLACE
BENTON HOWARD
Grade 4, Leckie Elementary

FIFTH PLACE (Tie)
GENESIS SANCHEZ
Grade 6, Oyster Bilingual

FIFTH PLACE (Tie)
JIA ZHANG
Grade 6, Thomson Elementary


WINNERS in GRADES 7-9 DIVISION:

FIRST PLACE
BECKY KORETZ
Grade 7, Alice Deal JHS

SECOND PLACE
JAMILLA ECCLES
Grade 7, Jefferson JHS

THIRD PLACE
KENDALL JACKSON
Grade 7, Alice Deal JHS

FOURTH PLACE
TIM McHUGH
Grade 9, Wilson SHS

FIFTH PLACE
ANALEESE WILLIAMS
Grade 9, Wilson SHS


HONORABLE MENTIONS:

AMIDON ES, grade 4
LATRICE HOLLOMAN

BURRVILLE ES, grade 5
DARLENE BENNETT

GAGE-ECKINGTON, grade 6
TONEIA PAYTON

KEY ES, grade 4
JULIA ELY
ELIZABETH FOSBURGH
MAGGIE MENDITTO

KEY ES, grade 5
ANNIE DUNN
KRISTEN TURCO

LECKIE ES, grade 5
DARRIUS A. HARLEY

LECKIE ES, grade 4
MILEIJA YANCY

MURCH ES, grade 6
SHANNON O’REILLY

SHEPHERD ES, grade 5
THEODORE ALEXANDER WILSON

TRUESDELL ES, grade 4
NESHA BLOCKER

ALICE DEAL JHS, grade 7
DIEGO ARIAS
AZIZA TICHAVAKUNDA
CHRIS GOERTNER
CARRIE HUTCHESON
JULIA LEWIS
CARMINA LOPEZ
MOLLY SLOSS
HANNAH STEACY
TESS SNEERINGER

JEFFERSON JHS, grade 7
DANIELLE BAKER

SHARPE HEALTH, grade 8
KENYON GREEN

WILSON SHS, grade 9
LATONYA ABRAMS
OLIVIA CAMERON