During the month of March, the Do The Right Thing Program conducted an essay contest with the theme “Celebrating Our SHEROES” in honor of Women’s History Month. We received over 50 amazing essays on women that have had a significant impact in the lives of our students. Our judges had a difficult time choosing the winners out of so many quality essays submitted.

Below are the winners of our “Celebrating Our SHEROES” Essay Contest.

Middle School 1st place: Myniyah McGhee – North County K-8, who wrote about her mother’s perseverance and strength inspiring her to never give up.

Middle School 2nd place: Liliana Sigmundova – Miami Beach Fienberg Fisher K-8, who credits writer Judy Blume as her inspiration to become a writer herself.

High School 1st place: Sienna Lallemand – MAST Academy, whose essay was about Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and the importance of education and taking a stand.

High School 2nd place: Giovanni O’Reilly – School for Advanced Studies North Campus, who references his grandmother’s struggles as an immigrant as his motivation to work in public policy for a more tolerant and diverse future.