Danielle Zhang (10) has been named a runner-up in the Bill of Rights Institute’s We the Students Essay Contest.
Danielle’s essay was among the best in the nation, as she is one of only five students to earn runner-up honors behind the grand prize winner.
She also earned a $1,500 prize as part of the recognition.
Students were tasked with answering the question, “What does civil discourse mean to you?” in 500 to 800 words.
In her response, Danielle discussed her personal experiences in speech and debate and how those differ from civil discourse on a national scale.
The Bill of Rights Institute is a non-profit organization that provides students and teachers with educational resources and opportunities relating to American history, government, and civics.