Billy Nguyen, a senior at Lincoln High School, beat over 200 other contestants on his way to winning the 8th Annual A Bridge for Kids Essay Contest. This is the second time in 3 years that a senior from Lincoln has won the $2,500 first prize. In 2018, Kevin Banks bested a similar number of entries in winning the top prize.
This year, students were asked to address something they had done in their life that they were the most proud of. A panel of 15 judges reviewed the essays using a diverse set of criteria including the writer’s creativity, originality, clarity, and overall impact.
Billy, his family and the winning essay!
Finishing in second place and collecting $1,000 for her efforts was Stephanie Nguyen, a senior from The Preuss School; and third place honors went to her classmate Mayerling Colin . Ten students in total were selected as this year’s winners, with 6 different high schools represented, a new record. This is also Mayerling’s second finish in the top 3 and third in the top 20, both new records. Her essay was voted the second best in 2018.
Christine Bach celebrates her Top 10 finish
8th Annual A Bridge for Kids Essay Contest Winners
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Stephanie Nguyen wins $1,000 for her second place finish