One Pen Can Change the World

NWPNH sponsored a writing contest called “One Pen Can Change the World” in which New Hampshire students submitted essays about their ideas about justice.  The winning essays are listed below.  You can now read the winning essays and download the One Pen Can Change the World booklet  to use in your classes.

Grades 9-12

Winners:

“Letter From a Disappointed Teenager” Julia Brackett, Souhegan High School, Amherst

“Lou Bug” Isabella Rubin, Concord High School

Grade 8

Winner:  “Imagine” Gabby Lajeunesse, Hopkinton Middle High School

Runners Up: “Definition of Injustice” Joseph Kealy, Kearsarge Regional Middle School

“Dear Pope Francis” Noah Waldron, Kearsarge Regional Middle School

Grade 7

Winner: “Injustice: Letter from Laconia” Bryden Wright, Laconia Middle School

Runner Up: “One Pen can Change the World” Renee Corriveau, Laconia Middle School

Grade 5

Winner: “Different Lives, One Family” Ruby Lonergan, Campton Elementary School

Runner Up: “Dear Mrs. Barach” Kayla Thrasher, Pleasant Street School, Laconia

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