Congratulations to our Winners!

Unified Caring Association asked high school students to write short essays answering the question:

“How can caring and kindness be implemented more in your personal life and in your school?”

The response was so heartwarming!  We were amazed by each one of the caring and thoughtful essays we received!

Ten first place scholarship awards of $333 were awarded to:

Sarah Cline
Shivam Saran
Sadi Floyd
Kevin Nguyen
Sydney Chou
Lily Barna
Mackenzie Magnussen
Kenneth Meyer
Glory Thomas
Luke Lemaitre

Ten honorable mention scholarships of $100 were awarded to:

Jamie Canfield
Connor Pettigrew
Taylor Morrelli
Shaelynne Smith
Anna Christensen
Ellen Wiebe
Kelly Choy
Sophia Pitts
Juan Perez
Sage Michaels

Luke Lemaitre

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The common phrase we all have learned in our schooling years: “Treat people how you want to be treated”, goes a long way in life. No matter what path one follows in life, this phrase [...]

Glory Thomas

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Kindness is a value that is being forgotten, and through my example and the things that I say and do help people remember it.    I started a Kindness Club in 2016 at my old elementary [...]

Kenneth Meyer

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I recently had a friend pass away, and one of the things that I admired so much about her, was her tireless devotion to caring for others, whether it be someone sitting alone at lunch [...]

Mackenzie Magnussen

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Teaching kindness to others requires that we model it ourselves. When I was younger, my mother exposed me to a variety of situations and people, teaching me how to be kind to everyone and to [...]

Lily Barna

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I would classify myself as a kind person. My empathy is my biggest strength, but arguably my biggest weakness. I allow myself to be tread upon, but I still find resilience in the caring nature [...]

Sydney Chou

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“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” – Bob Kerrey During my freshman year, I was the victim of bullying.  As I look back on that experience, [...]

Kevin Nguyen

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Being caring and kind to others is a concept I challenge myself to implement in my daily life whether that be at home, in school, or at work. Unfortunately, on certain bad days, I do [...]

Sadi Floyd

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When I walk through the crowded halls of Reed High School, I see several stereotype groups of people.  I see the Jocks, the Stoners, the Goth kids, the Nerds, the LBGTQIA kids and those kids [...]

Shivam Saran

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In the ancient scriptures deeply ingrained within my Hindu culture, there lies an edict that defines the key towards achieving peace among humanity: Vichaar. From the day I was brought into the world, this simple [...]

Sarah Cline

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Genuine kindness is one of the most valuable traits a person can possess. Having real concern for those around you and caring about how they feel makes you stand out among everyone else. Nothing makes [...]

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, reforestation and the elders.