SMCDS Dominates Awards at URI Ghandi Essay Contest

SMCDS Dominates Awards at URI Ghandi Essay Contest

It was quite a night for SMCDS at University of Rhode Island on Wednesday, May 4. Eighth grade students stood tall as they  garnered three of the six top honors in the Sixth Annual Ghandi Essay awards ceremony hosted by the URI Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies.

SMCDS eighth grade student Zoe won first place in the Ghandi Essay contest. Her essay describing how she came to embrace multiculturalism through her friendship with a new fellow student from Kuwait  was chosen as the best of 360 entries sent in by students from schools all over Rhode Island. Zoe read her essay to the assembled crowd of over 200 people at the Kirk Center on the campus of URI.

But the awards didn’t stop there. Fellow eighth graders Liliana and Matt were also recognized with Compassion and Self Service Awards. All in all, SMCDS proudly claimed two of the five students recognized for this honor, and three of the six overall winners that evening.