The FPRI Wachman Center’s Program on Teaching Innovation is pleased to announce the following winners of our essay contest on “The Top Five U.S. Inventions since 1945”:
- Megan Bodie
St. Ursula Academy, Toledo, OH
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- Mary Streidl
Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, IL
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- Chelsea Wolner and Jaime Zyvoloski
Centennial High School, Circle Pines, MN
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The winning essay writers each receive a $1,000 prize, split in the case of teams. Additionally, our judges agreed that three essays deserved honorable mentions:
- Stephen Lurie, Nameir Abbas and Brian King
Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, CO
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- Amisha Vadalia
Eastern Regional High School, Voorhees, NJ
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- David Stiger and Varshil Patel
Franklin High School, Somersest, NJ
read essay (38K Microsoft Word document)
The honorable mention essay writers each receive $150, split in the case of teams.
We congratulate the winners and thank all the students who participated in this contest. We were very pleased with the creativity, thoughtfulness, and care that went into them.
The Wachman Center founded its program on innovation in 2007 out of growing awareness of how important it is for students to understand the history of innovation and be encouraged to themselves be innovative. Core funding for the Wachman Center is provided by the Annenberg Foundation and Mr. H.F. Lenfest; additional funding for its innovation program is provided by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. For more information, see www.fpri.org/education/teaching-innovation.