Creative Writing Contest Winners & Coordinators by Chapter
The 5th Grade Creative Writing Contest provides youth with an opportunity to learn more about immigration to the U.S. and to explain, in their own words, why they are proud America is a nation of immigrants. Twenty-one AILA Chapters participated in this year’s (2012) contest. The top entry from each participating AILA Chapter was judged by a panel immigration experts who chose the top five (shown in bold).
|Alabama/Georgia||Ben Thompson||Bob Beer|
|California (Southern)||Richard Medina||Maggie Castillo & Silvia Martinez|
||California (Northern)||Aedra Li||Brenda Boudreaux|
|Carolinas||Adrian Sandoval||Jeremy McKinney|
|Chicago||Alexander Tymouch||Tzu-Kai Lo|
|DC||Irina Elizabeth Fuss||Jinhee Wilde|
|Florida (Central)||Brooke Turpin||Alison Foley|
|Florida (Southern)||n/a||Julie Ferguson|
|Hawaii||Emily Montes||Maile Hirota|
|Indiana||Olivia Clare Schroder||Lalita Haran|
|Michigan||Sabrina Itawi||Joel Wisniewski|
|Minnesota/Dakotas||Diego Piccaso Gonzalez||Sarah Brenes|
|Missouri/Kansas||Samantha Nelson||Monica Smith|
|New England||Jane Stilwell||Larissa Drayer|
|Nevada||Malini Narula||Margo Chernysheva|
|New Jersey||Jacob Salerno||Ada Lil Torres|
|New York||Kalissa Persaud||Aygal Charles|
|Oregon||Harry Popovich||James Lane|
|Philadelphia||Megan Miller||Audrey Allen & Greg Eck|
|San Diego||Rachel Banister||Linda Schweitzer|
|Texas||Nikita Ranjit Nair||Megan Long|
|Washington||Emma Snavely||Kelsey O'Keefe|
|Wisconsin||Alfonso Baker||Geoff Lacy|
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