Announcing the winners of the 2016 Junior Achievement® Essay Competition

Last fall, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington and David M. Rubenstein invited local high school students to compete for $110,000 in scholarships by writing an essay on the topic, "George Washington or Dr. Dre: Who would you consider a greater entrepreneur and why?"

The grand prize winner will receive a $20,000 scholarship, the nine runner-up winners will each receive a $10,000 scholarship, and the three schools with the greatest number of eligible applications from each of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia will each receive a $6,000 award. We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Junior Achievement Essay Competition.

 

Grand Prize Winner

Summer Oh
Richard Montgomery High School
Rockville, Maryland
12th Grade

 

District of columbia

First Place

Matea Bebic
School Without Walls Senior High School
Washington, DC
11th Grade

third place

Tyler Johnson
Benjamin Banneker High School
Washington, DC
11th Grade

second Place

Emma Reese
School Without Walls Senior High School
Washington, DC
10th Grade

School Award
Benjamin Banneker High School
Washington, DC

maryland

First Place

John Merlo-Coyne
Montgomery Blair High School
Silver Spring, Maryland
12th Grade

third place

Samuel Norman
Richard Montgomery High School
Rockville, Maryland
11th Grade

second Place

Josephine Brané-Wright
Montgomery Blair High School
Silver Spring, Maryland
11th Grade

 

School Award
Richard Montgomery High School
Rockville, Maryland

virginia

First Place

Mazzen Shalaby
North Stafford High School
Stafford, Virginia
12th Grade

third place

Roslyn Hall-Wurst
Loudoun Valley High School
Purcellville, Virginia
9th Grade

second Place

Kurien Thomas
Robinson Secondary School
Fairfax, Virginia
12th Grade

School Award
Loudoun Valley High School
Purcellville, Virginia



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