Congratulations to all of the students who submitted entries and teachers who encouraged students to participate in the Cesar Chávez Commemoration Contest. Fifty-six essays and poems from Cragmont, LeConte, Rosa Parks, Thousand Oaks and Berkeley High were received.
Students were asked to reflect and write on the following topic:
One of Cesar Chavez’s core values is service to others with the purpose of empowering those for whom the service is intended. What type of service projects have you been involved in and how did they empower those who received it? If you have not been involved in service projects, can you think of a project in which you can become involved? How will it empower the recipients of the service project?
Read the winning essays/poem of grade level winners by clicking on the name below:
2nd Grade Winner, Essay: Kristina Castro-Lopez, Thousand Oaks Elementary
2nd Grade Winner, Poem: Isabel Caton, Rosa Parks Elementary
3rd Grade Winner: Ishmael Perry, LeConte Elementary
4th Grade Winner: Sadie Fleig, Cragmont Elementary
5th Grade Winner: Katia Bouali, Thousand Oaks Elementary
10th Grade Winner: Eleana Binder, Berkeley High School
The winners of the essay contest will be acknowledged at the upcoming BUSD Board of Education meeting on Wednesday April 25 and City of Berkeley Council Meeting on Tuesday May 1st, 2012.
Congratulations to this year’s Cesar Chavez Commemoration essay contest winners!