2006 Essay Contest Winners

In the spring of 2006, Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence, Inc. held it’s 19th annual Celebration of Youth essay contest. The essay theme was “justice, ” and this was the essay question:

Explore your thoughts and feelings about justice. What does justice mean to you? Where do you experience, participate in, or witness justice or injustice? Your ideas might include issues of fairness, making a wrong situation right, restoring dignity to someone who has been hurt, or perhaps getting even.

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


Winning Essays:


Grades 4-6 Winners:

FIRST PLACE
SAQUONTE WILKINSON
Grade 6, Prospect Learning Center

SECOND PLACE
SOFIE HEFFERNAN
Grade 4, Key Elementary

THIRD PLACE
JOCELYN GUTIERREZ
Grade 6, Thomson Elementary

FOURTH PLACE
LIZZIE DUNN
Grade 4, Key Elementary

FIFTH PLACE
NATALIE LARKIN
Grade 4, Key Elementary

SIXTH PLACE (Tie)
KERRLYN EMMANUEL
Grade 5, Shepherd Elementary

SIXTH PLACE (Tie)
ERIC SWARINGER
Grade 6, Thomson Elementary


Grades 7-9 Winners:

FIRST PLACE
FLANNERY FITZGERALD
Grade 7, Alice Deal JHS

SECOND PLACE
ARIEL HARRIS
Grade 9, Francis JHS

THIRD PLACE
AMAUTA MARSTON-FIRMINO
Grade 9, School Without Walls

FOURTH PLACE
MOLLY SLOSS
Grade 8, Alice Deal JHS

FIFTH PLACE
MAKONNEN KUSH
Grade 7 – Alice Deal JHS

SIXTH PLACE
CHARLOTTE FRAZIER
Grade 7, Alice Deal JHS


Honorable Mentions:

BURRVILLE ES
CAMERON TATE
Grade 6

KEY ES
EMMIE WOSCOBOINIK
Grade 4

OYSTER BILINGUAL
KATIE FITZGERALD
Grade 6

McGOGNEY ES
DAJUAN MENIEFIELD
Grade 6

PROSPECT LC
TANZANIA LEWIS
Grade 6

THOMSON ES
SHUVON ALSOP
CRISTIAN CERON
MARIAH THOMAS

Grade 6

ALICE DEAL JHS
ALEXANDRA BOLDIN
DANEA COBLE
CHLOE HALLER-KAPLAN,
KEVIN KELLY
EMMETT McCARTHY
KATE McCREARY,
DELIA TITZELL
KIRA ULLMAN
Grade 7

ALICE GRIFFIN
VIVIAN YORKE
ANGELA ZELADA
Grade 7

BEN HORKLEY
ELLEN REID
Grade 8

DUKE ELLINGTON
JACK OZMENT
Grade 9

DUNBAR PRE-ENGINEERING HS
MAYA KATREL LITTLE
Grade 9

JEFFERSON JHS
JAZZMINE STATON
Grade 9

SCHOOL WITHOUT WALLS
AMINA EVANS
ALAN KELLEY

Grade 9

SOUSA MS:
ISAIAH FAULK
Grade 8