The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation is proud to announce the winners of our 2015 Essay Contest.
The Middle School Division winning essays are:
FIRST PLACE: The Few, The Proud by Rory Yoakum, a grade 8 student from St. Vincent De Paul School in San Diego, CA., and submitted by teacher, Cheryl M. Guess.
SECOND PLACE: Honor, Courage, and Commitment by Ian Vogt, a middle school student from Bill Young Middle School in Calipatria, CA., and submitted by teacher, Julia Lopez.
THIRD PLACE: Courage Essay by Devon Pham Tran, a grade 7 student from Monroe Clark Middle School, in San Diego, CA., and submitted by teacher, Janel Meehan.
The High School Division winning essays are:
FIRST PLACE: Heroes by Michelle Fong, a grade 11 student from Helix Charter High School in La Mesa, CA., and submitted by teacher, Aleen Jendian.
SECOND PLACE: What Lies Within Us by Allison Jouni, a grade 11 student from Liberty Charter High School in Lemon Grove, CA., and submitted by teacher, Brent Armstrong.
THIRD PLACE: Forward, March, Double Time, March by David Zhou, a grade 11 student from Classical Academy High School in Escondido, CA., and submitted by teacher, Derek Montgomery.
The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation gratefully acknowledges the financial support of its education program provided by San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) through its "Inspiring Future Leaders" initiative and Major Glenn Ferguson (USMC-retired).