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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