BAY ECHO

TEENS, PARENTS, LISTEN, SPEAK ...

Parent Appreciation Essay Contest – Junior Division – 1st Place

Breathing Words Lily Zhou, 8th grade “One morning, the night…night-ing…” “Night-in-gale.” “Night…in…gale.” “Read it again.” “One morning, the night-in-gale met the inchworm….Do I go on?” A nod. “‘Measure my song,’ said the night-in-gale. ‘But how can I do that?’ said the inchworm. ‘I measure things, not songs…’” I first learned to read at five years old. If it’s looked at…

Parent Appreciation Essay Contest – Junior Division – 2nd Place (1)

5…4…3…2…1…BLASTOFF! My mind races as I think of my entire life ahead of me.The whole world as I knew it was evolving, but something fundamental was always going to be the same. Just as no one heeded the warnings about communist expansion, no one heeded the warnings of global warming. Due to our own race’s selfishness, climate change had completely taken over our…

Parent Appreciation Essay Contest – Junior Division – 2nd Place (3)

My Guardian Angels Parents are the sun, water, and soil for their plants known as children. In other words, children would not grow without parents. Although most parents put in massive amounts of work to raise their children, “massive” would be an understatement in describing the amounts of work that my parents have put in to raise me. Being immigrants, my parents face racial discrimination,…