Essay Writing Contests for high school

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High School Essay Contest

Topic: “Why is it important that we have news media that are independent of the government?”

The Society of Professional Journalists wants to increase high school students' knowledge and understanding of the importance of independent media to our lives. National winners of this essay contest receive scholarship awards.

2014 Contest Winners

First Place National Essay Winner
($1, 000 scholarship)

Tianyu Lin of Milton Academy in Milton, Mass.
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— Second Place, $500 Scholarship Winner: Phoebe Fox of La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls in Honolulu, Hawaii
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— Third Place, $300 Scholarship Winner: Jacob Bloch of Paul D. Schreiber High School in Port Washington, N.Y.
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Previous honorees

2013 Contest Winners

— First Place National Essay Winner ($1, 000 scholarship): Courtney Swafford of Write from the Heart in Wilmington, Del.
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— Second Place, $500 Scholarship Winner: Anran Yu of Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Ariz.
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— Third Place, $300 Scholarship Winner: Chuli Zeng of Woodbridge High School in Irvine, Calif.
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2012 Contest Winners

— First Place National Essay Winner ($1, 000 scholarship): Hwasung (Daniel) Yoo of Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies in Richmond, Va.
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— Second Place, $500 Scholarship Winner: Niisackey Mills of South Plainfield High School in South Plainfield, N.J.
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— Third Place, $300 Scholarship Winner: Dustin Chandler of East Burke High School in Connellys Springs, N.C.
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2011 Contest Winners

— First Place National Essay Winner ($1, 000 scholarship): Emerson Hardebeck of Timberline High School in Lacey, Wash.
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— Second Place, $500 Scholarship Winner: Shaun Moran of St. Augustine Prep School in Richland, N.J.
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— Third Place, $300 Scholarship Winner: Chris Papas of Oakton High School in Vienna, Va. Read essay [PDF, 74 KB]

2010 Contest Winners

— First Place National Essay Winner ($1, 000 scholarship): Erin McDonough of Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Va.
— Second Place, $500 Scholarship Winner: Shaj Mathew of Huntingtown High School in Huntingtown, Md.
— Third Place, $300 Scholarship Winner: Xiaonan “April” Hu of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va.

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