Students Speak! Contest

Students Speak! will be an opportunity for Philadelphia’s public school students to share their voice around the importance of school funding. Students will submit an essay (250 – 500 words) or video below responding to the following prompt –

Fully fund my education because…


Grand Prize: Apple Watch
Sarah Santiago, 10th Grade, Esperanza Academy Charter School
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Elementary School - Video Winner
Lucas Beltran, 3rd grade, Cook-Wissahickon School
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Elementary School - Essay Winner
Mackenzie Weiler, 4th grade, Greenberg Elementary
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Middle School - Video Winner
Shane Boyle, 7th grade, Greenberg Elementary School
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Middle School - Essay Winner
Synia Boyer, 7th grade, Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School/String theory High School
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High School - Video Winner
Xue Yao Zou, 10th grade, Central High School
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High School - Essay Winner
Sarah Santiago, 10th grade, Esperanza Academy Charter School (Grand Prize)
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