Grade K-12 students who wrote essays for the RPS Power to Explore Student Writing Challenge.

A few students who wrote winning essays for the RPS Power to Explore Student Writing Challenge. Credit: Future Engineers

Grades: K to 4

Winner City/State Essay
Aaron DeSouza Chino Hills, CA Read Essay
Arjun Alahari Ontario, CA › Read Essay
Evan Rios Bodfish, CA › Read Essay
Luc Basset Los Angeles, CA › Read Essay
Nikhil Bhavsar San Jose, CA › Read Essay
Rosie Rothenberg Sherman Oaks, CA › Read Essay
Caleb Braswell Bonaire, GA › Read Essay
Jackson Sayles Byron, GA › Read Essay
Jayla Anderson Warner Robins, GA › Read Essay
Subham Maiti Bloomington, MN › Read Essay
Lev Margolis Orangeburg, NY › Read Essay
Mia Teusan Hudson, OH › Read Essay
Ari Luster York, PA › Read Essay
Liam Gustavson Farmington, UT › Read Essay
Zahra Abbas Morgantown, WV › Read Essay
Word Art
These are the words that appeared most frequently in the students’ entries about what powers them.

Grades: 5 to 8

Winner City/State Essay
Adyant Bhavsar San Jose, CA › Read Essay
Dane Reed San Diego, CA › Read Essay
Hasini Sundarraman Newark, DE › Read Essay
Orelvis Sosa Miami, FL › Read Essay
Maddy Kim Belmont, MA › Read Essay
Heidi Jacobs Haddonfield, NJ › Read Essay
Alexia Matskevich Brooklyn, NY › Read Essay
Emily Grace Pariti Garden City, NY › Read Essay
Sarah Phinney Garden City, NY › Read Essay
Avni Dhargalkar Chester, PA › Read Essay
Ayush Panda Yardley, PA › Read Essay
Bryan Milstead Harrisburg, VA › Read Essay
Aadya Karthik Redmond, WA › Read Essay
Chloe Steinart Stanwood, WA › Read Essay
Tovia Chan Kirkland, WA › Read Essay

Grades: 9-12

Winner City/State Essay

Nathan Amador
Mesa, AZ › Read Essay
Evangeline De Leon Running Springs, CA › Read Essay
Linh (Kelly) Ninh Westminster, CA › Read Essay
Jake Segal New York, NY › Read Essay
Samantha Smith Canton, GA › Read Essay
Caleb Andrew Pereda Dededo, GU (Guam) › Read Essay
Andrew Visconti Freehold, NJ › Read Essay
Lili Westerhuis Venice, FL › Read Essay
Zhixin Li Millbrook, NY › Read Essay
Elizabeth Czajkowski Ivyland, PA › Read Essay
Lindsay McBride Haverford, PA › Read Essay
Jean Galliano Vega Diaz Carolina, PR (Puerto Rico) › Read Essay
Annie Hu Collierville, TN › Read Essay
Jenn Yin Tay Mclean, VA › Read Essay
Nicole Deng Fairfax, VA › Read Essay

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