2010 Student Essay Contest Finalists

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.

We received more than 200 essays from students representing more than 40 high schools throughout San Diego County. Students from all across the county addressed one of three local debates: the county’s role in providing social services; whether the city of San Diego should invest in recycling sewage for drinking water; and whether the San Diego Unified School District’s decision not to pursue federal “Race to the Top” funding was right. More than half of the students chose to explore the recycled sewage topic. The remaining essays were evenly split on the other two topics.

The winner of the $2,500 scholarship prize is Amy Cao, an 11th grader at La Jolla High School. Congrats, Amy!

This is a collection of the five finalists. Thank you to all who participated.

Scott Lewis oversees Voice of San Diego’s operations, website and daily functions as Editor in Chief. He also writes about local politics, where he frequently...

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