Four GUHSD Students Win ADL Essay Contest

Four GUHSD Students Win ADL Essay Contest
April 2012- Three Sunnyslope High School students and one Thunderbird High School student were named winners in the Anti-Defamation League’s 2012 Moral Courage Essay Contest and were awarded cash prizes.

The contest asked students to become knowledgeable about the Holocaust and some of the people who exhibited moral courage during that time period. Students were then asked to use their understanding of what moral courage is, along with the research they did on the Holocaust, to pick someone from a historical or contemporary period whom they feel demonstrated moral courage. The essay also needed to include a section on the lessons that can be learned from these historical figures, and how those lessons can be applied to life today.

Jake Quintar from Thunderbird won first place in the 11th and 12th grade division for his essay, “Visionary Youth.” Sunnyslope swept the 9th and 10th grade division, with students Nicolas Vo, Emily Nesbeitt, and Breslin Sibley taking first, second, and third place, respectively.

Congratulations to each of these students.