Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

You are here

Congratulations to our 2016 Essay Contest Winners

Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

Optimum

High School

Grand Prize:

  Sofia Altamura, Long Island Lutheran, Brookville, NY, Grade 12 – “Hilda Solis”

Runner Up:

  Jazailis Gual, Belleville HS, Belleville, NJ, Grade 9 – “Gladis Garcia”

Runner Up:

  Kiana Ziadkhanour, Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK HS, Plainview, NY, Grade 11 – “Christina Figueres”

Runner Up:

  Sophia Takvorian, Manhasset Secondary School, Manhasset, NY, Grade 12 – “Frida Kahlo”

Middle School

Grand Prize:

  Jasleen Kaur, Robert Frost MS, Deer Park, NY Grade 8 – “Sergio Aguero”

Runner Up:

  Zoe Smidt, Longwood Junior HS, Middle Island, NY, Grade 8 – “Pope Francis”

Runner Up:

  Isha Shrivastava, Linwood MS, North Brunswick, NJ, Grade 6 – “Pam Munoz Ryan”

Runner Up:

  Tiyon Hargrove, Cesar A. Batalla School, Bridgeport, CT, Grade 7 – “Lin-Manuel Miranda”

Suddenlink

High School

Grand Prize:

  Andrew Conness, Eureka HS, Eureka, CA, Grade 12 – “Frida Kahlo”

Runner Up:

  Brandon Radke, Heber Springs HS, Heber Springs, AR, Grade 12 – “Mario Molina”

Runner Up:

  Carmen Mancillas, Arcata HS, Arcata, CA, Grade 12 – “Cesar Chavez”

Runner Up:

  Emily Espinosa, Ruston HS, Ruston, LA, Grade 12 – “Ana Belem”

Middle School

Grand Prize:

  Cody Gill, McMichael MS, Nacogdoches, TX Grade 7 – “Aaron Sanchez”

Runner Up:

  Natividad Lopez, McMichael MS, Nacogdoches, TX, Grade 6 – “Enrique Pena Nieto”

Runner Up:

  Cristian Salce, Thunderbolt MS, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Grade 8 – “Lin-Manuel Miranda”

Runner Up:

  Natalia Zapien, THaughton MS, Haughton, LA, Grade 6 – “Juana De La Cruz”