Brawley Inn essay contest winners

May 14, 2002|STAFF REPORT

Brawley Inn recently announced the winners of its fifth annual essay contest, "Who is your hometown hero and why."

All students from elementary through high school in the Imperial Valley were invited to participate. Plaques were awarded to all prize winners and certificates to all participants. Grand prize (best essay among the winners of all five groups) earned $500, first prize earned $150, second place earned $100, third place earned $75, fourth place earned $50 and fifth place earned $25.

First/second grade:

First place — Karina Miramontes, second grade, Booker T. Washington Elementary School in El Centro

Second place — Danine Amarillas, second grade, Ben Hulse Elementary School in Calexico

Third place — Sarina Pascua, second grade, Washington Elementary

Fourth place — Alfredo Ramirez, second grade, Washington Elementary

Fifth place — Diana Castro, second grade, Washington Elementary

Third/fourth grade:

First place — Ana Carolina Pina, fourth grade, St. Mary's Catholic School in El Centro


Second place — Viviane Rodriguez, third grade, De Anza Elementary School

Third place — Steven Camarena, third grade, De Anza Elementary in Calexico

Fourth place — Marcella Barrios, third grade, De Anza Elementary

Fifth place — David Munguia, fourth grade, St. Mary's

Fifth/sixth grade:

First place — Corinna Gonzalez, sixth grade, St. Mary's

Second place — Art Garate, sixth grade, Ben Hulse Elementary

Third place — Beth Darrow, sixth grade, St. Mary's

Fourth place — Eli Moreno Drew, fifth grade, Desert Garden Elementary School in El Centro

Fifth place — Tracey Piceno, Heber Elementary School

Seventh/eighth grade:

First place — Julianna Caro, eighth grade, McCabe Union Elementary School in rural El Centro

Second place — Elizabeth Brinkerhoff, eighth grade, St. Mary's

Third place — Brittany Burgun, eighth grade, St. Mary's

Fourth place — Lillian Casillas, seventh grade, Frank Wright Intermediate School in Imperial

Fifth place — Ramon Ochoa, seventh grade, Frank Wright

Ninth through 12th grades:

First place — Sutton Morgan, 11th grade, Brawley Union High School

Second place — Jennifer D. Lee, 12th grade, Valley Christian Heritage School in Imperial

Third place — Diana Ferrell, 11th grade, Imperial High School

Fourth place — Vanessa Grijalva, 11th grade, Brawley Union High

Fifth place — Armando Lopez, 10th grade, Central Union High School in El Centro

Grand Prize: Sutton Morgan

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