Essay Contest Winners
The results for the 2007 Essay Contest are in! With over 550 entries divided among the three categories, we were thrilled with the creativity and talent displayed by the homeschool students who participated from all over the country and the world.
In Category I, students ages 7 to 11 answered the question “If there was one person in the world you could help, who would it be, why would you help him, and how would you help him?” The winning essay was written by Dan Olsson about helping the manager at a relief organization warehouse.
For Category II, students ages 12 to 15 wrote on “If you could choose to make a small difference in the world at large or a big difference in one person’s life, which would you choose and why?” Hannah Ketring wrote the winning essay using the example of how Helen Keller influenced people.
Finally, in Category III, students ages 16 to 19 were asked to “Describe an admirable quality or admirable position of a person with whom you largely disagree.” The winning essay was written by Lauren Mattina on the unexpected chivalry of the medieval Sultan of Egypt, Saladin.
Below you will find the top five essays in each category as well as see the names of the finalists. To read the essays simply click on the names of the winners (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).
Thank you to all who participated! The proceeds from the contest will go to the Home School Foundation’s Special Needs Children’s Fund.
2007 Essay Contest Winners
Please contact Contest Coordinator Cherise Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.