Winners – Making an Impact Contest 9th-12th Grade


This year’s winners for the 9th – 12th grade range are Tiara Brooks, Jessica Ireland, Tori Wilson, Michael Himes and Stephanie Walker from Armwood High School in Seffner, Florida.  The sponsoring teacher is Tony Pirotta.  These students presented an idea for a law, which requested the proper rights be granted to a seemingly invisible population of young people, unaccompanied youth, which is any one youth under the age of 21“who have been separated from both parents and other relatives and who are not being cared for by an adult who, by law or custom, is responsible for doing so”.  Willis stated, “These students understand what it means to be an active citizen.”

Click here to read the winning essay.