Essay Contest Winners

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Since launching the essay contest during National Schools Choice Week in January, more than 200 Michigan charter school students have shared their stories with us about what their charter schools mean to them. Now that National Charter Schools Week is here, we’re ready to announce the winning essays!

Winners

Honorable Mention Award

High School:

Tay Fadayomi | Read Essay
11th grade, Crossroads Charter Academy
Authorized By: Grand Valley State University

Ethen Winright | Read Essay
12th grade, Jackson Prep. & Early College
Authorized By: Jackson College

Kristen Collie | Read Essay
10th grade, FlexTech High School
Authorized By: Central Michigan University

Middle School:

Nokhez Masood | Read Essay
7th grade, South Canton Scholars
Authorized By: Grand Valley State University

Alazia Kirk | Read Essay
6th grade, Cole Academy
Authorized By: Central Michigan University

Gavin Estep | Read Essay
7th grade, Charlton Heston Academy
Authorized By: Lake Superior State University

Third Place Award

High School:

Jasmine Teutsch | Read Essay
10th grade, Insight School of Michigan
Authorized By: Central Michigan University

Middle School:

Christopher Mangrum | Read Essay
6th grade, Metro Charter Academy
Authorized By: Grand Valley State University

Second Place Award

High School:

Brogen Harger | Read Essay
11th grade, Charlton Heston Academy
Authorized By: Lake Superior State University

Middle School:

Moneebah Ashraf | Read Essay
7th grade, Central Academy
Authorized By: Central Michigan University

First Place Award

High School:

Abby Marshall | Essay Contest
12th grade, Grand River Preparatory High School
Authorized By: Grand Valley State University

Middle School:

Audrey Broadwater | Essay Contest
8th grade, Holly Academy
Authorized By: Central Michigan University

Spirit of Fortitute Award

Jennifer Landis | Read Essay
12th grade, Insight School of Michigan
Authorized By: Central Michigan University

Congratulations to our winners!

 


Prizes

Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place winners in each division.

First Prize:
$500, lunch with House Education Chair Amanda Price in Lansing and a plaque.

Second Prize:
$250 and a plaque.

Third Prize:
$100 and a certificate of recognition.

First Prize:
$500, lunch with Senate Education Chairman Phil Pavlov in Lansing and a plaque.

Second Prize:
$250 and a plaque.

Third Prize:
$100 and a certificate of recognition.

Judging Criteria

Judging Criteria: Entries were reviewed by a panel of qualified judges. Winners were selected based on the originality of their theme (be creative and compelling); how clearly the theme is expressed; and adherence to rules of grammar, punctuation, and style.

Publishing Rights: Entering the contest grants the Institute permission to publish essays in whole or in part, and use winners’ names and photographs to publicize winning entries.

For Questions: Contact Don Cooper at the Institute at (989) 317-3510 or email essaycontest@charterinstitute.org

Click here to learn more about this contest.

Thank you for participating!

This contest is sponsored by the National Charter Schools Institute

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