2005 UGA Steps to College Statewide Latino Writing Contest Winners Announced
ATHENS, Ga., Sept. 6 -- The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach are pleased to announce the winners of the 2005 UGA Steps to College Statewide Latino Writing Contest.
The six winning writers are: Juliana Pinto, Campbell High School, Cobb County; Joaquin Contreras, Collins Hill High School, Gwinnett County; Ana Rodriguez, Mount Zion High School, Clayton County; Maricela Delgado, Clarke Central High School, Clarke County; Ana Diaz-Hernandez, Tift County High School, Tift County; and Ana Alicia Gomez, Coffee High School, Coffee County.
Students from across Georgia wrote on the topic “How attending college/university will help me better serve the Latino Community.” The six winning essays were selected from 613 entries. Each winner and a parent will attend an overnight retreat and awards ceremony at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens September 24-25, 2005.
Contest coordinator Christine Burgoyne was very pleased with the response to the contest. “The essays were amazing,” she said. “These students’ community service goals are mature and impressive. Georgia has a great future ahead with these young people in the pipeline.”
The first runner-up in each region will attend if the winner is unable to participate. They are Juan Hernandez, Sequoyah High School, Cherokee County; Raul Rodriguez-Tinajero, Cross Keys High School, DeKalb County; Carlos Villagomez, Mount Zion High School, Clayton County; San Juana Castillo, Heritage High School, Rockdale County; Gabriela Perez, Peach County High School, Peach County; and Natalie LeBron, Bradwell Institute, Liberty County.
For more information about the 2005 UGA Steps to College Statewide Latino Writing Contest, please contact Christine Burgoyne at 706.542.6473 or at Christine.Burgoyne@gactr.uga.edu.
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