Over 340 teen writers turned in stories for the 2011 "It's All Write!" short story writing contest. Click on the titles below to read the stories or get the entire 2011 "It's All Write!" Book.
Middle School Winners:
High School 9th/10th Grade Winners:
High School 11th/12th Grade Winners:
2011 finalists in the three grade categories:
|Matthew Boone “Fading Angel”|
Elena Chambers “Conquering Samantha Hudson”
Connor Dehring "Baseball and Bullies"
Genera Fields "The Girl That Hated Fairy Tales”
Hannah Foster "Finding the Light”
Emma Gillies "Arala's Tale”
Ross Grogan-Kaylor "Raid on Seafort”
Cynthia Jia "Feathers"
Alban Jimenez "You Can Go Home on the Moving Train--I Will Build the Tracks"
Sarah Beth Kimsey "Maurice's Departure"
|Eli Kirshner "Theft of No Value"|
Sarah Kopacz "Where We Belong"
Kate Lukomski "Bella"
Erica Noble "Mark's Story"
Sloan Olsen "Never Thought I Was”
Paloma Paez-Coombe "The Glass Bottle”
Madi Rhea "Rain in the Forecast”
Nate Simon "Fifty Feet”
Alma Thompson "Fort Independence”
High School 9th/10th Grade:
|Rebecca Amidei "Flawless"|
Stephanie Boyd "The Freshie"
Iona Grosu "Passing Trains"
Aglaia Ho "The Song of the Butterfly"
Quinn Johns "Bread and Circuses"
Piper Kachman "The Beginning of the End"
Kate Lipman "Mammoth Games"
|Lydia Munz "Ropeburns and Cigarette Scars"|
Kaitlin Ruiz "Taking the Leap"
Abby Shotwell "Perfection as a Science"
Gabrielle Vuylsteke "The Blind Girl and the Protegee"
Wendy Wiland "Wings"
Sid Wilder "The Visit"
High School 11th/12th Grade:
|Jing Chai "My America"|
Mark Cortes "Unsatisfied Customer"
Michelle Grifka "Surprises"
Alyssa Holmes "Photo Album"
Hannah Kagan "The Sound of Silence"
Logan LeDuc "Brittle"
|Brianna Matava "Window Washer"|
Andrea Nicholson "Selfish"
Victoria Parr "Outside of God's Shadow"
Emmeline Ringquist "Greetings"
Kim Tran "Minotaur in the Darkness"
Margaret Whittier-Ferguson "Stop Bath"
George R. Hensel Ethics Essay Contest
About the Contest
Rotary International District 5300 George R. Hensel Ethics Essay Contest is designed to challenge high school students to analyze ethical issues and concerns confronting them in today’s complex world. Because our fellow Rotarian, businessman, and philanthropist, George R. Hensel, Ph.D., privately funded this contest before his death in 2012, there are no entry fees to pay. Students submit essays to their local Rotary Clubs and may, at the club’s discretion, present their essays at a club meeting. Winners at the club level advance to the District Level and four winners at that level are awarded monetary prizes. The top three runners up are awarded cash prizes of $500 and the winner at the District Level receives $3,000. The overall winning essay is presented at the District Conference.
Student Entry Form
Club Entry Form
Letter to HS Principal Form
Fill-In Award Certificate
George H. Hensel Ethics Essay Contest PowerPoint Presentation
For more information contact:
Kathy Schlotz KathySchlotz@MontebelloTeachers.org
Winning Essays from the 2016 Contest
Winning Essays from the 2015 Contest
Winning Essays from the 2014 Contest
Winning Essays from the 2013 Contest
Winning Essays from the 2012 Contest