It was a privilege for us to read all the stories that you shared about the books of your life. It was hard work for us to shorten the list of the best essays into 100, then 20. It took us long days of discussions and even debates to finally come out with the final five, and pick the most deserving one.
And here they are…
| ||Name||Institute||Essay Link |
|7||Lilianne Tran||University of Manitoba||Click Here |
|6||Samantha Miller||La Salle University||Click Here |
|5||Ekene Okobi||University College London||Click Here |
|4||Alma Landa||The French Pastry School||Click Here |
|3||Josh Kaplan||Rancho Solano Preparatory High School||Click Here |
|2||Daniella Anderson||Miami-Dade Honors College-Wolfson||Click Here |
|1||Aaryn Kealty (Winner)||University of Wisconsin||Click Here |
Our warmest congratulations to Aaryn Kealty on becoming the first winner of the Hooked To Books Scholarship Program!
If you are not the winner, don’t ever feel frustrated. Your not winning a scholarship does not mean you’re any lesser in talents, in your writing skills.
We were completely impressed by your writings, and were so overwhelmed to immerse into hundreds of stories. We followed closely as you analyzed how an author constructed their ideas. We cried as you tell about your painful childhood. We smiled as you have evolved into your better self, and as you found your happiness. We cheered as we read about the unique and beautiful traditions in your family.
You touched our hearts, and we are deeply grateful for that.