Congratulations to our 2014 National Writing Contest Winners! These students demonstrated excellence in communication and a personal connection with the topic, “Kindness is the Key to Unlocking Good Character.”

Grand Prize Winners:

Isabella Taxilaga – 1st Grade, PS 122Q, Astoria, NY
Stephanie Lupoli, Teacher.
View Essay
View Queens Courier Article
View Isabella’s tips for 1st graders!

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Brynn Shepherd – 8th Grade, Alder Creek Middle School, Milwaukie, OR
Carrie Blythe, Teacher.
View Essay
Portland Oregonian Article
Clackamas Review Article
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1st Place Winners:

Koah Widmer – Kindergarten, Voyagers Community School, Farmingdale, NJ
Nicole Facchini, Teacher. View Essay
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Shyla Gowda – 2nd Grade, Fireside Elementary, Phoenix, AZ
Karen Mensing, Teacher. View Essay
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Casey Hendin – 3rd Grade, Desert View Learning Center, Paradise Valley, AZ
Kathleen Newman, Teacher. View Essay

Sofia Hughes – 4th Grade, Sunrise Point Elementary, Overland Park, KS
Yvonne Barnett, Teacher. View Essay
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Jocelyn Wang - ESL 4th Grade, Sunrise Point Elementary, Overland Park, KS
Yvonne Barnett, Teacher. View Essay

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Noah Fequiere – 5th Grade, PS 196, Brooklyn, NY
S. Smith Boos, Teacher; Mr. Zalak, Teacher View Essay
View New York Daily News

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Oliver Castle - 6th Grade, Cocopah Middle School, Scottsdale, AZ
Susan Mulhern, Teacher. View Essay
View Scottsdale Independent article

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Ana Salazar – ELD 7th Grade, Greenway Middle School, Phoenix, AZ
Anna Krauel, Teacher. View Essay
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Elizabeth Gielen - 7th Grade, Kachina Elementary, Glendale, AZ
Diane Trefz, Teacher. View Essay
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    2014 National Writing Contest Winners Announced

    PHOENIX, AZ: April 15, 2014 – The Be Kind People Project™, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the nation’s educational environment by recognizing teachers and positively impacting students, is pleased to announce that 11 winning essays have been selected in its national “Kindness is the Key to Unlocking Good Character” student writing contest. Please click […]



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