2015-16 High School Essay Winners

First and Second Year Students

2015-16 WaCLA High School Essay Contest Winners

First Place

Yann Dardonville
The Bush School, Seattle, WA

Read essay here (PDF)

2015-16 WaCLA High School Essay Contest Winners

Second Place

Emily Grahn

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2015-16 WaCLA High School Essay Contest Winners

Third Place

Tara Hale

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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:

Write an essay to your fellow high school students about why it's wise to pursue a liberal education. Show how liberal education helps you understand an ethical issue that concerns you and your peers when you think about the future.

On behalf of WaCLA, thank you for participating!

Michael Zimmerman
Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Evergreen State College

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