winners of the 2014 Scholarship Essay Contest were;
First Place, Dan Gottlieb, Bethpage High School, and
Rachel Kessler of Sanford H. Calhoun High School in
second place. The students were honored at the June 4th
'First Wednesday' meeting where they read their moving,
inspirational essays. The LIAG presented the winners
with a check for their scholarship awards. Dan received
a $500 award and Rachel received a $250 award.
addition to these students, six others received
"Honorable Mention" certificates: Christopher Johnsen
and Erum Ahmed from Calhoun H.S.; and Samantha Skopas,
Michael Kappel, Sana Fujimura, and Michael O'Brien, from
Speaking of the 2014 Essay Contest, President Emeritus
Dorothy McPartland said, "This year's high school
seniors wrote winning essays that struck a chord with
everyone who read them. They shared personal stories
about responsibility, perseverance, and optimism in the
face of life's challenges."
Gottlieb, first prize winner, reminded us to 'get lost
on the road of life' in his thought-provoking essay on
philosophy," said McPartland. "The Long Island Authors
Group was proud to support these dynamic seniors in our
2014 scholarship essay contest."