Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 08, 2011
WyzAnt Tutoring, a nationwide tutoring service, today announced the winners of its 2011 College Scholarship Contest. Out of a field of over 4,500 applicants, three deserving students earned top honors and thousands of dollars for college.
In a short essay, applicants shared stories on the WyzAnt website about the most influential tutor, teacher, or coach in their lives. During the preliminary round, site visitors could read the essays and vote for their favorites. In the final round, hundreds of current WyzAnt tutors voted to narrow the finalists to three outstanding winners.
The first place recipient, Chelsea from Clermont, FL, wrote about her mother. In her piece titled, “We were lucky to be homeless,” Chelsea talks about how her mom always led the family through adversity. In the face of “a difficult divorce, trauma and financial hardship,” Chelsea’s mom kept her family together and reminded Chelsea and her brothers to stay positive and persevere. Next year, Chelsea will play softball and study accounting at Baruch College in New York City.
Daniel from Stilwell, KS, took home second place with a story about his biology teacher, a lively educator who seems to have been “teaching biology since the cell was discovered.” Daniel shares how his teacher was able to immerse the class in the world of biology. Perhaps more importantly, “he taught me how to become an advocate for my own education” says Daniel. This summer, Daniel plans to intern at Bank of America in nearby Kansas City before attending the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the fall.
Rounding out this year’s winners was Alexandrea from Mukwonago, WI. An avid writer, Alexandrea discussed the one teacher who defended her when she was accused of plagiarism as a freshman in high school. “Mr. Farrell taught me to believe in myself and the power of my words,” Alexandrea writes. A current student at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Alexandrea hopes to continue her writing in graduate school for Art Therapy.
WyzAnt would like to thank all participants in this year’s college scholarship contest. To read these three essays and thousands of other inspirations stories, please visit WyzAnt College Scholarships on the web.