The 2012 Winners Announced!
Congratulations to both the high school and middle school 2012 Essay contest winners!
This year many great essays were submitted but only three from each category could be chosen. The high school winners included first place winner Vivian Holt currently stationed n Gaborone, Botswana, second place winner Caroline Ezekwesili currently stationed in Cape Town, South Africa and third place winner Elizabeth Caltagirone stationed in New Delhi, India.
The middle school winners included first place winner Alexander Toyryla currently posted in Chengdu, China. Second place was awarded to Claudia Amadeo, currently posted to Brasilia, Brazil and third place winner Martin Lahm, currently posted to Bucharest, Romania.
To read the winning essays and read more about the winners, visit the FSYF.org
Former Foreign Service Officers Edward and Margaret McGrath founded McGrath Real Estate Services in 1976. The McGraths understood the unique challenges associated with owning and managing real estate while balancing work that requires international travel starting their company to assist others with the process. Now three decades later, their sons Timothy and James McGrath, are responsible for over 600 properties and a combined value of over $3 million. The brothers’ unique experience as Foreign Service children inspired them to work with the Foreign Service Youth Foundation to sponsor youth in the annual Foreign Service Youth Essay Contest.
The 2010 topic question was: “Identify an issue that you would like to learn more about as a member of a U.S. Foreign Service family currently living in NAME OF COUNTRY. Explain why this issue is important to you, how you will learn more about it, and what you will do with the information. Consider how your Foreign Service lifestyle has stimulated your interest in this issue and your ability to understand it.”
There were many wonderful articles submitted but only four young adults could be chosen. Special guest, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, spoke at the 2010 event and awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
If your child is interested in participating please contact the Foreign Service Youth Foundation at email@example.com.