2017 Essay Winners

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Best in Class Winners

Lead With Love
Kiana Aguilar, 2nd Grade

Role Models That Help Shape Me
Aubrey Ilasco, 1st Grade

I Believe
Melyna Xaimuangmonh, 5th Grade

Honorable Mentions

A Call for Fair Leadership!
Bianca Bustamante, 2nd Grade

The Letter for Equality
Audrey Lin, 4th Grade

Letter to Kamala Harris
Benjamin Lin, 4th Grade


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Best in Class Winners

Letter to the Senator: A Better America
Macy Li, 6th Grade

Together a Diverse Community
Lilly Loghmani, 7th Grade

“Help Me Understand” Act
Catdi Nhu, 6th Grade

Honorable Mentions

A Letter of Hopes
Manasa Ayyala, 8th Grade

My Life as an Asian in America
Maha Durrani, 6th Grade

Let Us Be Heard
Fiona Luo, 8th Grade

Help Make America Compassionate
Keira Nakamura, 7th Grade

My Life as an Immigrant
Pawmui Say, 7th Grade

An Open Embrace
Avighna Suresh, 8th Grade


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Best in Class Winners

Treatment, Not Cure
Haoxue Che, 10th Grade

My Priorities for Our Leaders
Mihika Gokarn, 10th Grade

Indivisible, Invincible
Laura Shieh, 12th Grade

Honorable Mentions

United (States of America)
Jill Lee, 9th Grade

Our Issue Too
Matthew Lee, 11th Grade

Letter to Senator Harris
Catherine Liang, 12th Grade

Stereotypes, College, and Suicide
Chujun Xu, 9th Grade

Higher Education for All Californians
Jeffrey Yang, 11th Grade


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