OneWorld Essay Competition

Honoring OneWorld 2009 Essay Contest Winners
These pages provide key information for visitors.


Each year, OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc. sponsors an essay competition to middle school students. Students are asked to write an essay on a specific topic and all entries are read and scored on creativity, passion for the subject, and overall excellence.

Click here for web videos of the winners' presentation & interviews!

Here are the 2009 Essay Competition Winners:


Most Outstanding Essay Overall - Click HERE to read the essay!
Brenda Calderon
- 8th Grade - Carrigan Middle School, West Haven


Most Creative Essay - Click HERE to read the essay!
Kristen Stadalnik
- 8th Grade - Hamden Middle School


Special Humanitarian Award - Click HERE to read the essay!
Lindsay Hiebert
- 7th Grade - Hamden Middle School


Very Creative Award - Click HERE to read the essay!
Abby Jones - 8th Grade - Hamden Middle School


Thoughtful, Warm & Creative - James Mendillo - 8th Grade - Hamden Middle School


The following essays had a "Special Impact" on all of us who read them:
1.  Lindsay Hiebert - talking about her father's work in rescuing children from slavery.
2.  Elizabeth Gonzalez's description of her aunt Marilyn's dedication to her severely injured sister, Diane, a NH police officer.
3.  Stephen Gonza's essay praising his dad's outstanding example to him and his dad's commitment to his family; a fine example for Stephen to follow into manhood.

Click HERE for the full Winners list.

Read the winning essay by Brenda Calderon by clicking here.

Take a look at the 2009 Essay Competition requirements by clicking HERE.

  • OneWorld 2009 Essay Competition Web Videos:

    Watch Mondays at 8-9PM on Chan 26 for our dynamic education program when young people will demonstrate their oratorical skills and knowledge.
    The oratorical finals will be on May 20 at 8PM.

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