SWWHS Sweeps Top Spots of JA Essay Competition

Posted on: April 10th, 2014 by Admin

We are delighted to share this BIG win for our SWWHS writers!

Last fall, Junior Achievement invited high school students to compete in the 2013 Junior Achievement Essay Competition, which asked applicants to write an essay on the topic “Which will do more to improve life in the United States over the next decade, business entrepreneurs or social entrepreneurs? Why?”

The competition was sponsored by David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, and offered nine $10,000 scholarships and one grand prize $20,000 scholarship. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for the District of Columbia ALL attend SWWHS and will each receive a $10,000 scholarship.

They are, respectively, David Proakis, Chase Ammon, and Isabella Boland.

Well done amazing Penguins! You make us proud!
You can find this year’s winning essays here.