Life’s WORC and Family Center for Autism Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the essay contest sponsored by Life’s WORC and The Family Center for Autism with the topic:

Why autistic and developmentally disabled people become targets of bullies and how can my school and community prevent it?

The winners are:

1st Place:  Ryan Harvey, The Village School of Great Neck – Click Here to Read Essay

2nd Place:  Aleta Thomas,  Herricks High School – Click Here to Read Essay

3rd Place:  Izzy Glennon, North Shore High School  – Click Here to Read Essay

First Prize, $3000, Second Prize, $2000, Third Prize, $1000

Judges for this contest were:

PETER J. KLEIN, THE PRESIDENT OF THE CLAIRE FRIEDLANDER FOUNDATION

JAMES MCCANN, CHAIRMAN, CEO OF 1800FLOWERS.COM

LAHNEY PRESTON-MATTO, CHAIRPERSON OF ENGLISH DEPT., ADELPHI UNIVERSITY

JANET KOCH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LIFE’S WORC

Congratulations to everyone who participated and thank you for your hard work in identifying ways to prevent bullying in your school and community!

Click Here to read article in Great Neck Patch: Bullying Essay Contest Great Neck Patch

Click Here to read article in Newsday: Bullying Essay Contest Newsday