2015 Essay Contest Winners Announced!

2015 Essay Contest Winners Announced!

Cupertino Library Foundation Announces

2015 Essay Winners

in the Cupertino Silicon Valley Reads Contest

The Cupertino Library Foundation is proud to sponsor the 2015 Cupertino Silicon Valley Reads essay contest to encourage different perspectives on the theme “Homeland & Home: The Immigrant Experience.” The Foundation’s goals include encouraging the love of reading and learning and to provide an engaging experience where our diverse community can come together to share different perspectives.

Congratulations to the Essay Contest Winners!

For the 7th year, the Cupertino Library Foundation sponsored an essay contest open to adults and teens in the Cupertino community. We are happy to announce two First Prize Winners who receive $500 each, and two Second Prize Winners who receive $300 each.

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Adult Category

First Prize Winner: Sonia Dass’s essay

Second Place: Basundhara Mitra’s essay

Teen Category

First Prize Winner: Anika Ramachandran’s essay

Second Place: Cynthia Shen’s essay

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Cupertino Silicon Valley Reads 2015 Essay Contest Winners (from left to right): Anika Ramachandran - First Prize Teen Category, Cynthia Shen - 2nd Prize Teen Category, Eno Schmidt Cupertino Library Foundaton President, Sonia Dass 1st Prize Adult Category, Basundhara Mitra 2nd Prize Adult Category.

Cupertino Silicon Valley Reads 2015 Essay Contest Winners (from left to right): Anika Ramachandran – First Prize Teen Category, Cynthia Shen – 2nd Prize Teen Category, Eno Schmidt Cupertino Library Foundaton President, Sonia Dass 1st Prize Adult Category, Basundhara Mitra 2nd Prize Adult Category.

 

 

Winners with Authors (from left to right): Author Christina Henriuquez, Cynthia Shen - 2nd Prize Teen Category, Author Bich Minh Nguyen, Anika Ramachandran - First Prize Teen Category, Author Bich Minh Nguyen, Sonia Dass 1st Prize Adult Category, Basundhara Mitra 2nd Prize Adult Category.

Winners with Authors (from left to right): Author Christina Henriuquez, Cynthia Shen – 2nd Prize Teen Category, Author Bich Minh Nguyen, Anika Ramachandran – First Prize Teen Category, Author Bich Minh Nguyen, Sonia Dass 1st Prize Adult Category, Basundhara Mitra 2nd Prize Adult Category.

 

 

 

Panel Discussion with Authors (from left to right): Christina Henriuquez, Bich Minh Nguyen, moderator Dr. Brian Murphy, and Noviolet Bulawayo.

Panel Discussion with Authors (from left to right): Christina Henriuquez, Bich Minh Nguyen, moderator Dr. Brian Murphy, and Noviolet Bulawayo.

 

 

Support from The Cupertino Library Foundation

Cupertino Library FoundationThe Cupertino Library Foundation has been a long-time co-sponsor of the Silicon Valley Reads program in Cupertino featuring talks by the authors of the selected books as well as other activities relating to the featured program.

Students from area high schools including Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead, Lynbrook and Monta Vista were eligible to participate in the Cupertino Library Foundation’s 2015 Cupertino Silicon Valley Reads Essay Contest.

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