We recently asked Westchester Secondary Charter School to write essays on caring.
There were 5 1st place winners for grades 9-12 and 6 1st place winners for grades 6-8, each child winning $333.
There were 5 2nd place winners for grades 9-12 and 5 2nd place winners for grades 6-8, each child winning $100.
Five 1st Place Winners for Grades 9-12 $333
Zamaya Palacio – grade 9
Isaiah Wallace – grade 10
Kyla Moore Jones – grade 11
Kobe Kubes – grade 11
Evan L. – grade 12
Six 1st Place Winners for Grades 6-8 $333
Alaijah Brown – grade 7
Luciana Gonzalez Duke – grade 7
Kaila Petty – grade 7
Nala Hickman – grade 8
Chanel Williams – grade 8
Joshua Elias Sims – grade 8
Five 2nd Place Winners for Grades 9-12 $100
Chy Na Seabrookes – grade 9
Sierra King – grade 9
Devhon King – grade 10
Lisa Isabella Grant – grade 10
Kaila Moore Jones – grade 11
Five 2nd Place Winners for Grades 6-8 $100
Jacob Acosta – grade 7
Lauren Paige Seamster – grade 7
Saliyah Money Walker – grade 8
Taylor Bonds – grade 8
Whitney Dirden – grade 8
We were so impressed with all the submissions that we decided to send every student who entered a $50 thank you encouraging them to continue to share care and $20 to those who missed the deadline!
UCA created the writing essay to encourage youth to think about how they demonstrate and experience care in their lives. The association is excited to award students for promoting a more caring world. Some of the notable quotes from scholarship winners include:
“Throughout the contest, we have been tweeting youth quotes and we plan to continue to highlight these insights in order to inspire the UCA caring community,” states UCA Marketing and Communications Director, Christine Greenberg.
UCA is devoted to helping its members have a life filled with caring for themselves, family, friends, communities and the world at large. UCA has a mission called C.A.R.E., which is devoted to helping those who cannot speak for themselves or are not being heard. The C.A.R.E. mission teams with projects committed to helping children, animals, retirees and the environment.