And the winners of the 2014 High School Essay Writing Competition are...


1st Place - Michelle Rodriguez, Young Women's Preparatory Academy

2nd Place - Asha Bartholomew, Miami Carol City High School

2nd Place - Jaqueline Torres, Young Women's Preparatory Academy

3rd Place - Natalia Gonzalez, MAST Academy

3rd Place - Daniela Vega, Young Women's Preparatory Academy

3rd Place - Gabrielle Bailey, Miami Country Day School

3rd Place - Cassi Johnson, Young Women's Preparatory Academy

Please join us for the award ceremony on

May 22, 2014, 6:00pm-8:00pm at
Roxcy O’Neal Bolton Women’s History Gallery
10251 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33174

To RSVP, please call (305) 480-1717 or email

Special thanks to…

SISH, School of Integrated Sciences and Humanities at FIU
Miami-Dade County Parks Recreation and Open Spaces

And the Reviewers Drs. Suzanne Koptur, Whitney Bauman, Judith Bernier and Anne McCudden and Mileidy Aguado