Winning Essays

Winning Essays

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Love Survives

When I was eight years old, I saw “The Christmas Shoes,” a touching movie about a family’s struggle with cancer,...
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Holding On

My mom is petite, no taller that five feet two centimeters tall, but she stands stoically and proudly. She has...
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Better Than Before

As I sat in the car on the way to the shop, I thought about the purchase I was about...
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What Cancer Cannot Do

There is a saying that there are many things that cancer cannot do. It cannot cripple love, shatter hope, kill...
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The Unexpected Goodbye

It doesn’t happen how you think it would: no Hollywood dramatization, no flatline buzz, no hectic rush, no noticeable change;...
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The Recital

I am 12 years old and looking for a cello teacher. My mom has been taking me to one potential teacher...
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Roller Coaster

There is a loud metallic clack-clack-clack as a the roller coaster car begins to climb to its dizzying apex of...
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Remember This

To My Future Self, I hope you are reading this some time in the future. I am 16 now, and...
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Personal Essay

Tumor- the word held little meaning at first. Bone tumor meant even less. Both terms were foreign until I entered...
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Omertà

Six years have already passed. Six years during which she made a vow to this code of silence. If in Sicily,...
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Cancerous Child

It all started back a while When I was just a child Dancing, laughing Learning, growing Was what my life...
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Angel in Disguise

The summer of 2004 was the first time we met. I had just become the owner of a brand new...
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My Essay

“It’s not a pretty story.” She says, and takes a bite of food. I smile. “Go ahead and just tell...
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Little Lead Soldier

Christmas morning 2009 started early as usual. My Aunt came into my room at the crack of dawn to wake...
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My Essay

I’m eleven, and I have a pained look on my face. Cracker crumbs from my Lunchables and stubborn, salty tears...
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