Kate Sheppard, author of, "Why My Dad's Going Green," responds to the winning essays of the Fall 2011 writing competition.
Fall 2011 Winning Essays & Literary Gems
Exceptional excerpts from essays submitted to the Fall 2011 YES! National Student Writing Competition
Read Wesely's essay about the value of compromise.
Read Lourdes' essay about her struggle with the choices her father has made.
Read Cherese's essay about trying to understand her grandmother's prejudice against Hispanic people.
Read Haley's essay about friendship despite disagreement.