Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies

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Gandhi Essay Contest 2013-2014

Congratulations, Grace Reed!

Grace Reed

1st Place Gandhi Essay Contest Winner 2013-14

Grace Reed Gandhi Essay

Grace Reed, 8th Grade Student at Winman Junior High School, of Warwick, RI, reading her winning essay at the annual award ceremony at URI.

In 2013-14 we received a total of 161 entries from 8th graders from 17 schools across Rhod1506702_760424030658949_4426814300461220832_ne Island, from which our 21 finalists were selected.

These students, their families, teachers, and principals were invited to join us for our 2013-14 Gandhi Essay Award Ceremony on April 30th, from 5-7pm at the Multicultural Center Forum at URI.

At this ceremony we recognized several second and third place essay winners, and announced the overall first place essay winner, GRACE REED, who read her winning essay.

1st: Grace Reed

2nd: Laura Murphy, Sophie Barretto, 

3rd: Mizuki Sumuelson, Theodora DelGiudice, Una Treanor

2014 Gandhi Winners

Our 2013-2014 Gandhi Essay Contest Finalists and the Schools:

Sophie Barreto Archie R. Cole Middle School, East Greenwich
Mariela Calabro Western Hills Middle School, Cranston
Louise Chanfrau French American School of RI, Providence
Gwendolyn Dane French American School of RI, Providence
Theodora DelGiudice St. Michael’s Country Day School, Newport
Kenny Demola San Miguel Middle School, Providence
Rossini Felix Park View Middle School, Cranston
Aislinn Hanley Western Hills Middle School, Cranston
Kathryn Healy Archie R. Cole Middle School, East Greenwich
Tyler Lopez Western Hills Middle School, Cranston
Julia Ludwig St. Michael’s Country Day School, Newport
Laura Murphy Archie R. Cole Middle School, East Greenwich
*Grace Reed Winman Junior High School, Warwick*
Lily Rosa Curtis Corner Middle School, Wakefield
Mizuki Samuelson French American School of RI, Providence
Grace Siwicki St. Michael’s Country Day School, Newport
Rita Stubbs Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School, Coventry
Brett Traficante Western Hills Middle School, Cranston
Una Treanor Curtis Corner Middle School, Wakefield
Hossam Zaki Curtis Corner Middle School, Wakefield

 All Finalists received certificates and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners received cash prizes! We’re so excited by this important opportunity for our Center to focus on educating Rhode Island youth about Gandhi and his Nonviolent philosophy of life. We’d like to congratulate ALL off our participants for enlightening us with their thoughtful essays! Please join us in congratulating these amazing students!

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Gandhi Service Award Winner!!!

first-place

Melane Goncalves

from Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts, Providence

This award honors students who exemplify the qualities of compassion and service according to Gandhi’s philosophy, “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” The purpose of the award is to inspire future generations to follow the examples of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. whose lives exemplified compassion and selfless service as they achieved their goals of peace, freedom, equality, and justice for all.

Melane Goncalves Nomination by Amanda Nasser, Social Studies Teacher

Melanie

 

Awards

All students received a certificate of participation.  Multiple winners received cash prizes: 1st – $100, 2nd – $75, 3rd – $50. Participating teachers received a classroom poster.

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