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High School Heroes Essay Contest

Each year, JA New York invites High School Hero youth volunteers to write an essay about their volunteer experience and enter it into our essay contest. The theme of the essay is updated each year to help guide High School Heroes in their writing. Submissions must be received within two week of the High School Heroes event. Prizes are awarded to the top three essays at the end of the school year. Applicants must have participated in a High School Heroes event. Other guidelines are distributed as part of the High School Heroes training.

2016 High School Hero Essay Contest Winners

First place – Eliza Thompson – Edward R. Murrow High School

First place
Eliza Thompson
Edward R. Murrow High School

Read Eliza's Essay

Second Place – Yuhao Chen – Brooklyn Technical High School

Second Place
Yuhao Chen
Brooklyn Technical High School

Read Yuhao's Essay

Third Place - Ava Kaufman

Third Place
Ava Kaufman
Bronx High School of Science

 Read Ava's Essay

Honorable Mention

Colin Trainor Pic_webCraig Trainor
Northport High School

Read Connor's Essay
 

 

Elyse Echegaray
Edward R. Murrow High School

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