This Year’s Theme: “A New Pair of Glasses”
We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 contest – Melody McBride, 15, who attends Troy High School in La Habra.
We are also happy to announce our runner up: Evelyn Driscoll, 14, who attends Santa Margarita High School.
Congratulations to you both! Thank you everyone who submitted essays this year.
And, a big shout out to our judges panel:
UCI Professor Jonathan Alexander -- Chancellor's Professor of English and Informatics School of Humanities; Editor, College Composition and Communication; Director, Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication; Campus Writing Coordinator.
Amy Roth -- Corona del Mar resident and Library Foundation volunteer; former English teacher; currently school librarian at Baywood Elementary in Irvine.
And YAAC members (Young Adult Advisory Council at the Newport Beach Public Library):