Listen to our Peace Essay Contest Winners!

Several of our Peace Essay contest winners were invited to read their essays on WRIR 97.3!  More than 550 students from all over Virginia entered this year’s Peace Essay Contest.  Their writing prompt was Many People…One Nation; they were asked to consider how Americans from many different backgrounds can build understanding and respect for one another.  

 Take a moment to listen to these incredible young people share their work!

Thanks to Sunny Gardener, host of Lightly on the Ground, and Kristi Albus, engineer for making this possible.

Anaya Surve

Apoorva Saurav

Ben Loucas

Emma Schlussler

Jhanee Robinson

Molly Fletcher

Perisa Ashar

Of course, feel free to read all of our Peace Essay Winner’s writings here!