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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sacramento Chapter


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PSR/Sacramento is a non-profit, educational organization of health care professionals and other concerned citizens committed to the following goals:

 

PSR/Sacramento Congratulates the Winners

of the 2017 High School Scholarship Essay Contest

The prompt for this year's contest was the following quotation by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.

The 10 finalists presented their essays orally at the essay contest finals dinner attended by more than 200 people on April 30th and answered questions about their essays from a distinguished panel of judges from the community who then choose the first, second, and third place winners. The essay contest finals was recorded by Randy VanDalsen and Michael Stavros of Media Edge, and the full event may be viewed online via these links for high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) versions.

The winners of the 2017 scholarship essay contest are listed below. Click on the student's names to read their winning essays. Go to the Scholarship Essay Contest page to read the essays of the winners of previous contests.

 

First Place ($3,000 Scholarship)

Jarod Heng

Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Rocklin

 

Second Place ($2,500 Scholarship)

Christina Cen

Monterey Trails High School, Elk Grove

 

Third Place ($2,000 Scholarship)

Beatriz Yankelevich

Davis Senior High School, Davis

 

Other Finalists ($1,000 Scholarship each)

Patrick Caslin

Jesuit High School, Carmichael

 

Kevin Chang

Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Rocklin

 

Maeve Diepenbrock

C.K. McClatchy High School, Sacramento

 

Della Mahoney

C.K. McClatchy High School, Sacramento

 

Hannah Payne

Dixon High School, Dixon

 

Isabella Vallejo-Wolff

C.K. McClatchy High School, Sacramento

 

Ayana Watkins

Christian Brothers High School, Sacramento

 

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we have given out over $150,000 in scholarship money since 2005. You can make a tax deductible contribution to the scholarship fund via the Join/Donate page of this website. One hundred percent of contributions to the scholarship fund goes directly to the students.