I Am A Writer

Contest Description

Each month, IDEA Public Schools collects and celebrates student writing in order to recognize and reward exemplary student writing across grades 2nd-12th.  Campus-wide writing competitions yield one winner per grade level, chosen to represent the campus at the regional level. All regional winners advance to the monthly IDEA national competition, where one piece of writing per grade level is chosen as the national winner. National winners’ writing is published here on IDEA’s website to highlight our honored scholars’ exceptional writing, and winners are awarded a $100 toward college.

November 2019
National winners

Kiante Walker

IDEA Bridge Academy
2nd Grade
Teacher: Camrie Bynum
Read Kiante’s Essay

Lauren Garcia

IDEA Alamo Academy
3rd Grade
Teacher: Shelley De Leon
Read Lauren’s Essay

Kya Scott

IDEA Bridge Academy
4th Grade
Teacher: Amber Lundy
Read Kya’s Essay

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Janelle Guzman

IDEA San Juan Academy
5th Grade
Teacher: Delyla Yanez
Read Janelle’s Essay

Lily Closner

IDEA Quest CP
6th Grade
Teacher: Teresa Gomez
Read Lily’s Essay

Hannia Chavez

IDEA Riverview CP
7th Grade
Teacher: Judith Perez
Read Hannia’s Essay

Juan Avila

IDEA Edinburg CP
8th Grade
Teacher: Jacqueline Deleon
Read Juan’s Essay

Hannah Rodriguez

IDEA Quest CP
9th Grade
Teacher: Aaron Baldwin
Read Hannah’s Essay (COMING SOON)

Akin Akinwumi

IDEA Montopolis CP
10th Grade
Teacher: Lindsy Yoro
Read Akin’s Essay

Daniela Del Angel

IDEA McAllen CP
11th Grade
Teacher: Alyssa Vela
Read Daniela’s Essay

Patricio Lopez Castro

IDEA Montopolis CP
12th Grade
Teacher: Dr. Celeste Cardenas
Read Patricio’s Essay

Previous National Winners

Previous National Winners

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