EGR student succeeds in essay contest

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EGR student succeeds in essay contest

Chen '21 celebrates with City Manager Mark Washington and Mayor of Grand Rapids Rosalynn Bliss.

Chen '21 celebrates with City Manager Mark Washington and Mayor of Grand Rapids Rosalynn Bliss.

Xiangyu Chen

Chen '21 celebrates with City Manager Mark Washington and Mayor of Grand Rapids Rosalynn Bliss.

Xiangyu Chen

Xiangyu Chen

Chen '21 celebrates with City Manager Mark Washington and Mayor of Grand Rapids Rosalynn Bliss.

Anna VanderLaan, News Editor

To commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the day Rosa Parks made history and refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus, the Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission (CRC) hosted a symbolic bus ride through downtown Grand Rapids, and the Rosa Parks Education Committee announced the winners of the 2018 Rosa Parks essay contest on Dec. 7.

There were nine winners in total, separated into categories of grades 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12.

Among the high school winners is Xiangyu Chen ’21. Chen’s essay, titled “Everyday Leaders: Torches of the the Trail Blazers” won second place among 187 qualified essays, awarding him $300 in prize money.

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