Read Salma's essay, "Teaching Students to Shine," about her experience as a Mexican American in an American English class, and how she gained the confidence to let her light shine.
Read Annabel's essay, "What We Learn Tells Us Who We Are," about why stories about transgender people should be included in the curriculum.
Read Noah's essay, "To Learn is to Live," about how self-directed learning inspires him to make the world a better place.
We received many powerful essays for the Spring 2015 Writing Competition. Though not every participant can win the contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.
Curtis Acosta responds to the winners of the Spring 2015 "Learning That Matters" essay competition.
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Read Leah's essay, "Fearless Future," about replacing worry with bravery that tells her that she can do it, whatever “it” may be.
Read Rechanne's essay in poetic form, "Doctor's Orders," about the impact that worry has on her and her family.
Read Noah's essay, "Blessing in Disguise," about how his dad's perseverance reminds him to be grateful and smile through any hardship and obstacle.
Read Melanie's essay, "The Stress of Safety Pins," about how a person's worries can define them, for better or for worse.
Read Carolina's essay, "To Be Determined," about how letting go of worry helped her deal with the effects of Vitiligo, an autoimmune disease affecting skin pigmentation.
Read Margaret's essay, "I'm Only 12," about replacing her worry with gratitude.
We received many powerful essays for the Winter 2015 Writing Competition. Though not every participant can win the contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.
Akaya Windwood responds to the winners of the Winter 2015 "Letting Go of Worry" essay competition.
Read Bowie's essay, "Combating the World Suck of Baseball Tryouts with Awesome," that tells how he was able to brave the excruciating world suck stress of baseball tryouts with the guidance of his coach, Mr. Gardner.