Monday, April 4, 2011

Crawford CHAMPs Student Takes 11th Grade Honors in Essay Contest

CHAMPs Essay WinnerCrawford CHAMPs student Shukri Egal was named the winner of the César E. Chávez Commemorative Essay Contest in the 11th grade category.

The annual essay contest, sponsored by the UCSD Early Academic Program and the César E. Chávez Commemorative Committee, is open to all high school students in San Diego,  Imperial, and Orange counties.

To commemorate the core values of the late César E. Chávez, students are asked to write a two-page essay that includes what the student is doing to help create civil discourse between different ethnic and cultural groups at their school and in the community, what activities the student is involved with that foster acceptance of those who are treated by others as less worthy or less valuable human beings, and how one can work to eliminate the causes of poverty rather than donating handouts to the poor.

For his award-winning essay, Shukri Egal received $400 and was honored at the Thirteenth Annual César E. Chávez Commemorative Breakfast held March 28 at the San Diego Convention Center. Read the essay pdf.

For more information, please contact CHAMPs Principal William Laine at (619) 583-2501 ext. 2460, or