Our Second Annual Scholarship Contest has concluded, and what an amazing experience it has been! Congratulations to our First Place winner Samantha Grady from Coral Springs, Florida! We will be publishing Samantha’s winning essay in this space soon.
In this year’s competition, we asked high school seniors to focus on a personal prayer experience and how that experience informed their own thoughts about violence in schools. We received over 450 essays from students in 44 states, and which reflected a wide range of spiritual and religious experiences including Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Pagan-Wiccan, Agnostic and Atheist. They included essays from teenagers like Samantha, who survived a school shooting, and others impacted by the continuing and terrifying reality of violence finding its way to their school.Read More