Essay contest is to encourage students to develop and improve their thinking and writing skills as they address core values of the US Marine Corps and our society: “Honor, Courage and Commitment.” Since Marines model these three virtues and other character strengths such as hard work, perseverance, honesty, fairness, accountability and gratitude, the question for this year’s essay contest is:WHO IS YOUR HERO? WHY? Winners of 2018 Announced
2016 Essay Contest Winner – THIRD PLACE: Everyday Heroism by Danica Chen, a grade 10 home school student submitted by teacher Megan Floto.
2016 Essay Contest High School SECOND PLACE: Semper Fidelis: Always Faithful by Ryan Barnett , a grade 10 student from Poway High School, Poway CA., and submitted by teacher, Karen Kawasaki-Williams.
2016 Essay Contest High School FIRST PLACE: Moral Compass by Sagiao Saitupu, a grade 12 student from The Charter School of San Diego, San Diego, CA, and submitted by teacher, Michael Hanna.