2022 Awards

First Place ($1,500)  Savannah Adams, Auburndale High School

Second Place ($1,000)  Kirsten Domineck, George Jenkins High School

Third Place ($500)  Emily Sansone, Auburndale High School

All three of these Polk County high schoolers received scholarship awards to use for their school of choice.

Savannah Adams

Kirsten Domineck

Emily Sansone

2022 Top 10 Finalists

Congratulations to the top 10 finalists of the Civic Initiative Essay Contest! Each finalist will present a recorded reading of their essay before a panel of five judges at a virtual ceremony on May 2, 2022. The three winners will be named at this virtual ceremony, and awards will be mailed.

Savannah Adams, Auburndale High School
Yaneilis Aponte, George Jenkins High School
Kirsten Domineck, George Jenkins High School
Kelly Granger, George Jenkins High School
Amrynne Hill, Southeastern University Collegiate 
Rachel Perrine, Auburndale High School
Kadence Rimes, George Jenkins High School
Emily Sansone, Auburndale High School
Hailey Shelstrom, Auburndale High School
Lydia Shi, George Jenkins High School

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