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Sacramento Chapter


PSR High School Scholarship Essay Contest

PSR/Sacramento congratulates the winner of our 2020 High School Scholarship Essay Contest, which was open to all high school seniors in Sacramento and surrounding counties. A total of $15,500 was awarded. The prompt for this year’s contest was the following statement by the Guatemalan civil rights activist and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Rigoberta Menchu Tum:

“Peace is not only the absence of war.  As long as there is poverty, racism, discrimination and exclusion, we’ll be hard-pressed to achieve a world of peace.”

Poster of Rigoberta Menchu Tum, created by Angelista Becerra

Click on students’ names to read their winning essays.

 

First Place Winner and Recipient of $3,000 Award

Priya Sharma

Christian Brothers High School, Sacramento

 

Second Place Winner and Recipient of $2,500 Award

Sarah Allen

El Dorado High School, Placerville

 

Third Place Winner and Recipient of $2,000 Award

Kira Skjoldborg

Folsom High School, Folsom

 

$1,000 Scholarship Winners

Rom Arca

John F. Kennedy High School, Sacramento

Atticus Driver

Yuba City High School, Yuba City

Rylie Fales

Union Mine High School, El Dorado

Faraaz Godil

Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay

Rohit Jhawar

John F. Kennedy High School, Sacramento

Katie Kenny

Oak Ridge High School, El Dorado Hills

Madyson Noguchi

Vista del Lago High School, Folsom

 

$250 Scholarship Winners

Anna Chisholm

Casa Roble Fundamental High School, Orangevale

Samuel Flores

Rio Americano High School, Sacramento

Alba Joy

Folsom High School, Folsom

Anonymous

Student’s Name and High School Affiliation Withheld at Student’s Request

2019 High School Scholarship Essay Contest