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Proviso High School Students Sweep Boykin Essay Contest Honors

August 18, 2015 10:26 AM
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Two recent Proviso Township High Schools District 209 graduates and a Proviso East High School student recently claimed the top three awards in the "Be Heard: One Vote Can Change the World Essay Contest" sponsored by Cook County Commissioner, Richard Boykin.
 
Peyton Greenwood, a 2015 Proviso West High School graduate, won the top prize of $1,000 with her essay. Azher Jaweed, a 2015 Proviso Mathematics and Science academy graduate, won second place and $750 with his essay, while Jonathan Dudley, now a senior at Proviso East, won third place and $500. They were honored by Ms. Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President, at the Cook County Commissioners meeting on July 1.
 
The contest, sponsored by Commissioner Boykin of the First District of Cook County, was developed in hopes of directing youth towards civic engagement, according to a press release. It featured an art contest for elementary school students and an essay contest for high school students.
 
Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, superintendent of District 209, said that she was proud of the award winners.
 
"Being able to articulate your thoughts clearly and concisely is a valued skill in today’s world," she said. "I am proud that our students have been honored for doing that well and they are to be commended."
 
Congratulations to all of our students!
 
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