SCUSD students win essay contest scholarships

Three SCUSD seniors were awarded scholarships at the annual Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility banquet on April 26.

The students were winners of the organization’s essay contest. The Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility received 170 entries this year from high school seniors in Sacramento and surrounding counties describing their thoughts on the words of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who said, ”The world is over-armed, and peace is under-funded.”

The winners were chosen by a panel of distinguished judges. SCUSD winners are:

  • Sierra Berry, George Washington Carver ($2,500)
  • Amy Dao, C.K. McClatchy ($1,000)
  • Elijah Ortega, John F. Kennedy ($1,000)