An award’s luncheon was held on Thursday, April 1st for finalists and their families to learn where they had placed in this year’s essay contest. Judges read through 74 essays and chose 14 Honorable Mention recipients along with the top four winners.
As students’ names were read, they were asked to read a few paragraphs that embodied the message of their composition. Andrew Miller (1st place), Taylor Pace (2nd place), and Sophie Dehombreux and Faith Shannon tied (3rd place) read their full essays and left the audience in awe of their writing prompt selection and voice. Coalition Director, Shelly Mowrey read the essay written by Taylor Pace, whom placed 2nd in the contest.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, Fountain Hills High School English department faculty and administration and for their support in making the essay contest a success once again!