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April 3, 2018 > Students win essay contest awards

Students win essay contest awards

Submitted By Darryl Reina

Newark Optimist Club recently awarded cash prizes to three local students for their entries into the club?s 2017-2018 Essay Contest. The topic was, ?Can Society Function Without Respect??

Congratulations go to Newark Junior High eighth-grader Estania Ortiz whose essay captured top-honors and won a $200 cash award and a first-place club medallion. Estania?s essay has also been forwarded to the district contest with the potential of winning a $2,500 college scholarship.

Newark Memorial High School junior Rachel Hunt placed second and received $100, while Mission San Jose High School freshman David Zhu finished in third place and was presented with a $50 cash award.

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