Essay Contest – 2020

The winners have been contacted and
invited to the upcoming Awards luncheon.

  • 14 different area high schools represented in submitting 200+ essays.
  • 13 winners have been chosen and will be announced at the upcoming Awards luncheon now scheduled for APRIL 20.
  • 9 different high schools represented among those winners:

Byron Center HS
City High
CA Frost Environmental Science HS
Catholic Central HS
Forest Hills Eastern HS
Grand Rapids Christian HS
Grand Rapids University Prep Academy
Grand River Prep HS
South Christian HS

2020 JUDGES*
Essay Committee Chair, CHIP GEORGE, Comfort Research
Carrie Boer, Cook Holdings | Bill Coderre, Junior Achievement
Danielle DeWitt, Spectrum | Brian Greenleaf, Sabo PR | Sidney Johnson, GVSU
*The Judges receive the essays anonymously for the selection process


2019 Winners:                     First Place Essay