2013-14 High School Essay Winners

First and Second Year Students

2013-14 WaCLA High School Essay Contest Winners

First Place

Shelby Gordon
Walla Walla High School, Walla Walla, WA

Read essay here (PDF)

2013-14 High School Essay Contest Winners

Second Place

Jake Vasilj
Mead Senior High School, Spokane, WA

Read essay here (PDF)

2013-14 High School Essay Contest Winners

Third Place

Megan Ahrendt
Lakeside High School, Nine Mile Falls, WA

Read essay here (PDF)

 


 

Contest Details

The First Prize winner earned a $3,000 scholarship to a Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts (WaCLA) school, the Second Prize winner earned a $2,000 scholarship to a WaCLA institution, and the Third Prize winner earned a $1,000 scholarship to a WaCLA school. Winners must be admitted to and matriculate in a WaCLA institution to receive their scholarship. Participating institutions can be viewed on the Member Institutions page.

This contest is part of the Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts outreach program designed to promote the power and value of the liberal arts. Numerous colleges and universities, both public and private, two-year and four-year, all across the state of Washington have come together to create a cohesive, coherent voice.

The student essays responded to the following prompt, in 500 words or less:

Discuss the relationship between the liberal arts and democratic principles.

On behalf of WaCLA, thank you for participating!

Michael Zimmerman
Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Evergreen State College

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