Congratulations, Alex Supron!
1st Place Gandhi Essay Contest Winner 2013
Read Alex’s Essay: “The Ripple Effect of Ahimsa”
Alex Supron, 8th Grade Student at St. Michael’s Country Day, of Newport, RI, reading his winning essay at the annual award ceremony at URI.
In 2012-13 we received a total of 88 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 2012-13 Gandhi Essay Award Ceremony on May 1st, from 5pm – 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, ALEX SUPRON, who read his winning essay
Our 2012-13 Gandhi Essay Contest Finalists and the Schools:
Lydia Beal St. Michael’s Country Day, Newport
Andrew Binder The Gordon School, Providence
Victoria Boatright St. Michael’s Country Day, Newport
Allie Brennan Winman Jr. High School, Warwick
Casey Gannon Winman Jr. High School, Warwick
Deirdre Irvine St. Michael’s Country Day, Newport
Sydney Jenkins Moses Brown School, Providence
Gwendolyn Kalian Winman Jr. High School, Warwick
Michael Kodua Slater Junior High School, Pawtucket
Andre LoPresti St. Michael’s Country Day, Newport
Aubrianna Majewski St. Michael’s Country Day, Newport
Jessica McDonald Saint Philomena, Portsmouth
Haley Pallock Winman Jr. High School, Warwick
MaryAnn Rompf St. Michael’s Country Day, Newport
Julia Sharma-Mathias Winman Jr. High School, Warwick
Ava Sheldon Winman Jr. High School, Warwick
Meghan Smith Saint Philomena, Portsmouth
Eliana Stein Winman Jr. High School, Warwick
*Alex Supron St. Michael’s Country Day, Newport*
Vanessa Varone Sacred Heart School, East Providence
Ariana Wynn Park View Middle School, Cranston
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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The contest is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, the University Honors Program, the URI School of Education and the URI Writing Program.