2017 Student Essay Contest
The Due Date January 30,2017
Building Bridges: Engaging Our Communities and Families for Student Success
Eassy Contest Prompt
American schooling systems often focus on students’ individual achievements like grade point average and test scores. We recognize that by focusing on individual measures like these, we limit the value and contributions of families and communities in the learning process. Families and communities enrich who we are and what we stand for more than we know. Please write an essay that responds to the following prompt question:
- How has your family and/or communities helped you to become the student or person you are today?
As you write your essay, please consider the following additional primers to help your thinking. Do not feel like you have to address the items below. They are meant to simply help you think about the prompt question above.
- Describe your sense of family and community.
- Discuss how you and your family define success.
- Explain ways families and communities could be brought in to the schooling process.
- Describe ways you have been enriched by your families and communities.
- Please make a personal connection to the conference theme.
Each essay should be no more than 500 words and should be double-spaced (Word formatted). Make sure your name, grade level, and school name are all on a cover sheet.
Please submit your cover sheet and 500-word essay by Monday, January 30, 2017 to Dr. Kyle Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can also be directed to Dr. Reyes.
2015 High School
Shams Al-shawbak, East High School
Javiera Carrasco, Cottonwood High School
Sara Ortiz, Logan High School
2015 Middle School
Leba Kepu, Matheson Junior High School
Dulce Rabadan, Matheson Junior High School
2013 High School
José Alexander Garcia, West High School
Shauntee Noble-Lunger, Cottonwood High School
Marisol Perez-Gonzalez, Cottonwood High School
Juniper Roman, Grand County High School
2013 Middle School
Aruna Dhungel, Granite Park Junior High School
Musa Taha, Granite Park Junior High School