The ten winning student essays reflect on the stories and ideals that have helped shape the ways they think about their roles and responsibilities as engaged members of their communities.
Read Cicada's scholarship-winning essay from Facing History's 2017 "Making Choices in Today's World" student essay contest. Cicada explores themes of gender and exclusion in their own life and To Kill a Mockingbird.
Read a scholarship winning essay from our 2017 "Making Choices in Today's World" student essay contest. Student author Ewurakua shares her family's personal experiences with racism and discrimination in their own community and draws connections to the novel To kill a Mockingbird.