The Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley announced the winners of the 2013 9/11 student essay competition at a ceremony held at the San Ramon City Council meeting on October 8, 2013. Bill Clarkson, San Ramon Mayor, officiated in the ceremony. Shown below are the competition winners along with members of the Exchange Club.
High School Winners
From left to right: Alicia Watson-Essay Competition Organizer, Alex Colell (2nd Place), Marvin Remmich, Karen Stepper, Bill Clarkson, Michaela Gines (1st Place), Sophia Colell (3rd Place)
Middle School Winners
From left to right: Alicia Watson, Danya Gao (3rd Place), Avery Chapman (2nd Place), Marvin Remmich, Karen Stepper, Bill Clarkson, Kyungbin Oh (1st Place)
Elementary School Winners
From left to right: Kyle Lew (2nd Place), Alicia Watson, Marvin Remmich, Sophia Kraskowsky (1st Place), Karen Stepper, Bill Clarkson, Andrew Yee (3rd Place)
We want to express our appreciation to the students and families who attended the award presentation this past Tuesday. We know that many teachers and families encouraged the students to appreciate a time in history that they could not appreciate 9 years ago, and of course had not experienced the attack on Pearl Harbor. Special thanks is also extended to our wonderful sponsors: Tom Guarino of PG&E, Ken Mintz of AT&T, Steve Moore of Pacific Rim Recycling, and Uri Eliahu of Engeo.