AACE 2019 Essay Contest Winner Announcement

By | December 1, 2019

For Immediate Release

December 1, 2019

Livingston, New Jersey: The Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) is excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Essay Contest on the topic of “My American Dream ─ Equal Education Rights.” The Contest ended on November 15, 2019 and we received many outstanding submissions. After carefully reviewing every entry, we have chosen the following winners:

AACE Thought Leader 1st Prize: Rosemary Yang (Maryland, 10th Grade).

AACE Thought Leader 2nd Prize: Albert Cai (Connecticut)

AACE Thought Leader 3rd Prize: Carter Xu (Georgia, 9th Grade); Cara Chen (Georgia, 8th Grade)

Equal Education Rights Thought Pioneer Prize: Michelle Chen (California, 10th Grade); Ye Zhang Pogue (Massachusetts)

The AACE has previously announced that three winning essays would be decided upon based on writing skills, clarity, authenticity and logic. However, the pool of qualified entries are larger than expected and we have picked six winning essays. Notably, the participation of many middle and high school students in this Contest demonstrates younger Asian Americans’ keen interests in equal education rights.

Congratulations to all the winners! An email with information about the reward will be sent out to the winners soon. The AACE will also publish the winning essays on our website and circulate them via our well-subscribed newsletter in the coming week.

Asian American Coalition for Education

Dr. Wenyuan Wu
, telephone: (786) 393-8028, email: admin@asianamericanforeducation.org.

Ms. Swann Lee, telephone: (617) 906-6380, email: swanleeca@gmail.com.

About the AACE:  www.asianamericanforeducation.org

Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) is a non-political, nonprofit, grassroots national organization, the proven leader in fighting for Asian-American children’s equal educational rights. On May 15, 2015, the founders of AACE united 64 Asian-American organizations and jointly filed a civil rights complaint with the Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to request that they conduct investigations into Harvard University’s discriminatory admissions practices against Asian-American applicants. As the largest joint action taken by Asian-American communities over the last few decades, this complaint is now being investigated by the Justice Department. Over the years, we have advanced the cause of equal education rights for the Asian-American community.