Congratulations, Grace Reed!
1st Place Gandhi Essay Contest Winner 2013-14
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 Rhode 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
Our 2013-2014 Gandhi Essay Contest Finalists and the Schools:
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!!!
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
All students received a certificate of participation. Multiple winners received cash prizes: 1st – $100, 2nd – $75, 3rd – $50. Participating teachers received a classroom poster.