Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship is an opportunity to hear from young Oregonians on some of the most pressing issues of our time.

In 2017, we asked students to respond to the following question:

“How would you solve the public health crisis of gun violence?”

We received more than 150 entries, including essays, poems and narrative works, from communities throughout the state. We greatly appreciate all of the students who took the time to share their ideas with us.

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship:

1st Place - Jessyka Evans, Tualatin High School, Tualatin

2nd Place - Keagan Rice, The Dalles High School, The Dalles

3rd Place - Kennah Watts, Oregon City High School, Oregon City

Honorable Mention - Brittany Ngia, Lakeridge High School, Lake Oswego