Nine student winners of the Carson City School District Board of Trustee’s 22nd annual American Citizen Essay contest were recognized Tuesday, with first–place participants reading their essays to the board.
The Carson City School District’s Board of Trustees recognized nine student winners of the 22nd annual American Citizen Essay contest at the school board meeting Tuesday.
Winners received $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $30 for third place.
First place – Eunice Nalapo, fifth grade, Seeliger
Second place – Gavin Santiago, fifth grade, Seeliger
Third place – Jacklyn Sullivan, fourth grade, Mark Twain
First place – Caden Kabour, seventh grade, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School
Second place – Annie Munson, seventh grade, Bethlehem Lutheran School
Third place – Reese Wade, sixth grade, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School
First place – Brynn Russell, 12th grade, CHS
Second place – Madison Vaccaro, ninth grade, CHS
Third place – Lucas Valdez, ninth grade, CHS
The contest honors the memory and events of Sept. 11, 2001. There were 318 entries (203 elementary, 45 middle school and 70 high school). Essays were judged within each grade level as they followed adherence to the topic, their quality of writing and their originality of thought. The topic this year was: “Imagine you’re making your community a better place. As a good citizen, what would you do and why?”
Any public, charter, private or homeschooled student in Carson City was able to participate in the contest. Essays were no longer than five pages but could be as short as the student desired. The essay also could have been handwritten or typed.