We are excited to announce the winners of the 2015-16 We the Students Essay Contest! Congratulations to everyone that participated and stay tuned for the launch of the 2016-17 contest in September.
Grand Prize: Alyssa Roat, Arizona
Girl Scout: Margot Arbruster, Wisconsin
Boy Scout: Matthew Hornnung, Massachusetts
Brendan Stamper, Washington
Benjamin Esposito, Rhode Island
Andrew White, Nebraska
John O’Connor, Connecticut
Nicholas Frabrizio, Pennsylvania
Alexis Alltop, Illinois
Southeast Regional Prize: Evan Smith, Virginia
Taylor Shehata, Ohio
Tori Chanenchuk, Massachusetts
Jacob Platin, Missouri
Micah Demby, Texas
Noah Reyes, California
Max Cherman, California
Ella Brett-Turner, Rhode Island
Amy Zheng, New York
Students were asked to respond to the following prompt in 500-800 words.
The Founders believed in the sanctity/vital importance of the individual liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. To what extent (or in what ways) has our government compromised on these liberties in the name of security or the general welfare?
In your answer, incorporate the principles and specific examples (including current events) that support your conclusion.