Mayor Brown Presents Awards to Essay Contest Winners

December 07, 2012  
Mayor Alvin Brown with the winners of the essay contest

Mayor Alvin Brown presented awards to the nine winners of the inaugural Mayor Brown Essay Contest on Friday, Dec. 7, at City Hall. The essay contest theme, “With A College Degree I can…”, prompted 827 entries from elementary, middle and high school students throughout Duval County. First place winners received iPads; second place winners received Nexus Tablets and third place winners received a $200 Visa gift card. Prizes were purchased through the Mayor’s Education Trust Fund.

Watch the video from the award presentation

The 2012 award recipients are:

Lauren Thomas, 1st Place, Fort Caroline Elementary, 5th Grade, Teacher: Mrs. Shore
Akoi Brown, 2nd Place, Rufus Payne Elementary, 3rd Grade, Teacher: Ms. Alexander
Emily Gnida, 3rd Place, John N.C. Stockton Elementary, 4th Grade, Teacher: Ms. Duva
Brittany Sanders, 1st Place, James Weldon Johnson, 8th Grade, Teacher: Ms. Williams
Sharif D. Hall, 2nd Place, Highlands Middle, 8th Grade, Teacher: Ms. A. Williams
Bailey Williams, 3rd Place, Alfred I. DuPont  Middle, 7th Grade, Teacher: Mr. Couch
Senior High
Tuongvan Le, 1st Place, Stanton College Preparatory, 12th Grade, Teacher: Mr. Mackey
Mark Ronan, 2nd Place, River City Science Academy, 11th Grade, Teacher: Mr. Cannon
Anthony B. Philpot, 3rd Place, Englewood High, 12th Grade, Teacher: Mrs. Odell