December 31, 2015

2016 Cancer Unwrapped

2016 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contests

The goal of the Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest is to provide teens a place to share their stories, whether it's through their own cancer diagnosis or that of a loved one. We want to hear about their experience, and allow them to use their voice. Since we opened the contest in 2006, thousands of submissions have been received and we have awarded more than $100,000 in cash prizes.  Currently the contest is open to high school students in Washington State and Alaska, and middle school students in Washington State.

The Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest is judged by a panel of esteemed members of the community including writers, politicians, business leaders, doctors, and educators.  Click here for the 2016 judging panel.

On May 15th, Cancer Pathways honored the winners of the 2016 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest at an awards reception in our Seattle Clubhouse. Winners read their essays and poems to audience of family members, contest judges and contest supporters. We are grateful to all who participated in this special event.

 

Washington Contest Winner
Cassie Anderson
150,000 Miles

 

Washington Contest Winner
Rachel Bridges
Friday the 13th

Evelyn Burnett

Alaska Contest Winner
Evelyn Burnett
Life is Fragile

Connor Corcoran

Alaska Contest Winner
Connor Corcoran
My Cancer Journey

Lauren Goodrich

Washington Contest Winner
Lauren Goodrich
The Turning Point

Washington Contest Winner
Krystal Graylin
The Nuances

Elizabeth Han

Washington Contest Winner
Elizabeth Han
A Cancer Free World

Min Su Kim

Washington Contest Winner
Min Su Kim
Hello, and Goodbye

Katherine Kolendich

Washington Contest Winner
Katherine Kolendich
Redefined

Marri Kutz

Washington Contest Winner
Marri Kutz
Swimming Through Cancer

Poetry Contest Winner
Cierra Leal
My Story

Washington Contest Winner
Zoe Mertz
Lockless

Poetry Contest Winner
Alexander Soukakos
Roger Stodola

Reghan Thomas

Washington Contest Winner
Reghan Thomas
I Miss Thanksgiving

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Alaska Contest Winner
Jacob Walsh
Young and Spunky

 

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