This year’s Young Patriots Essay Contest received a record-breaking number of entries, with more than 960 students from around the country participating. The quality of these essays was incredible!

After much deliberation, our judges have selected three winning submissions to receive $9,000 in scholarship prizes.

 

Was your essay one of the winners? Find out!

 

While there were many fantastic submissions, this year’s winners are…

 

gold medal

Receiving FIRST PLACE is Evan Fitchett, for his essay “The War on Terror vs. The 4th Amendment

 

 

 

silver medal

SECOND PLACE goes to Paige Murrell, for her submission of “Suspicion is Not a Virtue: Mass Surveillance and Global Terrorism

 

 

 

bronze medal

THIRD PLACE was awarded to Danielle Yampolsky, for her entry titled “False Sense of Security

 

 

 

Click the links above to read each winning essay!

 

 

View the official announcement video!

 

Thank you to everyone who submitted essays to the contest– this year’s competition was the fiercest in Young Patriots history. If your submission was not selected this year, we encourage you to try again next year. The 2016-2017 contest will open this fall.

 

Many thanks, also, to this year’s sponsor, Copart.

 

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