2013 Essay Contest Winner

Ariana Ford from California is the winner of this year's 5th Grade Essay Contest.  Her award winning essay is pictured below.  Congratulations Ariana! We are so proud of you and all those who participated in this year's contest.  The second place winner was  Taylor Ashby of Oregon while there was a tie for third place between Yozefa Urrutia-Hernandez of Puerto Rico and Ayanna Khan of Florida.  This year, 5th graders from 19 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico participated in the contest.