In 2018 the Musikavanhu family established an annual high school essay contest to encourage students to share their perspectives on defeating racism.
Students are marked and potentially awarded, regardless of the conclusions they come to, per se, on the following:
Recognition for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places receive Gold, Silver or Bronze medal certificates and the respective monetary awards of $500, $300 and $200. The 4th and 5th placed participants will receive commendation with no certificate or monetary reward. Awards are presented at the Wellesley High School Senior/Underclassmen Awards evenings.
Aaron Lai – 1st
Taryn Lane – 2nd
Julia Pekowitz – 3rd
Lauren Kim – 4th
Yuhan (Claire) Liu – 5th
Carina Coelho—3rd (tie)
Clementine Starck—3rd (tie)
We appreciate every student who participates in this essay program. Thanks you for sharing your reflections. We enjoy reading all of your essays!