Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund Awards Winners of Annual Scholarship Essay Contest
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund will award the winners of its 2012 scholarship essay contest for Michigan high school juniors and seniors on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 4:30pm. The event will be held at the offices of Anderson Economic Group, 1555 Watertower Place, Suite 100, East Lansing, MI 48823.
The contest was established to encourage high school students to research and express their reflections on how the impacts of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks affected them personally, their family members or friends, their communities, or the nation as a whole.
Carter Bastien, a senior from Williamston High School, won the first place scholarship of $500 for his essay which reflected on his experience attending school as a second grader on the day of the attacks and how its aftermath affected him. He plans to attend Michigan State University in the fall.
Alivia Larkin, a senior from Williamston High School, was awarded the second place scholarship for her essay “Never Forgotten.” She plans to attend the University of Michigan and major in biology.
Georgia Gregoricka won the honorable mention award for her essay “America’s Tragedy: 9-11.” She is also a senior at Williamston High School and plans to attend the University of Alabama in the fall.
The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund offers the annual essay contest to Michigan high school juniors and seniors. The contest for 2013 is planned for the early fall, with details and contest rules to be available on the Michigan Remembers 9-11 website shortly.
Source: Press Release