The Winners of Our Sixth Annual Student Editorial Contest: Teenagers Tell Us What Matters Most to Them

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The Winners of Our Sixth Annual Student Editorial Contest: Teenagers Tell Us What Matters Most to Them

“Escaping the Corset in the World’s Beauty Capital” by Jiwon Na

“A Case for Boredom” by Matthew Ngaw

“Returning to Its Roots: Why the Republican Party Must Embrace Conservation” by Colby Porter

“American Colleges Need Greater Diversity … of Thought” by William Rosenberger

“Untraining Our Bias” by Beau Seate

“Journalists: Their Death Is Our Death” by Isabella Simon

“Informed Skepticism” by Niels Vanderloo

“Food Waste for Thought” by Brooke Wager

“The World Is Changing but English Class Is Not” by Isabella Zeff

“Hundreds of ‘Friends’ Yet We’re Still Lonely” by Lily Zhang

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Plus: 50 more great editorials that made it to round 3. (PDF)

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Judges

From the New York Times Opinion section: Binyamin Appelbaum, Tamsyn Burgmann, Jenee Desmond-Harris, Mara Gay, Stéphanie Giry, Lauren Kelley, Alex Kingsbury, Phoebe Lett, Sue Mermelstein, Charlie Warzel, Alicia Wittmeyer

From The Learning Network: Amanda Christy Brown, Shannon Doyne, Jeremy Engle, Caroline Crosson Gilpin, Michael Gonchar, Annissa Hambouz, Natalie Proulx, Katherine Schulten

Educator-judges from schools and organizations around the country: Erica Ayisi, Adee Braun, Judith Christ, Catherine Conley, Tracy Evans, Nico Gendron, Nadia Murray Goodman, Thomas Houston, Jeremy Hyler, Shira Katz, Willow Lawson, Jeanna McGonegal-Doung, Keith Meatto, James Menter, Sharon Murchie, Edward Osterman, Rene Panozzo, Anna Pendleton, Elliott Rebhun, Jennifer Rittner, Melissa Slater, Brett Vogelsinger, Stephanie Yemm

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Students: We hope you’ll also join us for our 10th Annual Summer Reading Contest, any week or every week from June 14 to Aug. 23.