CHAC honors winners, participants of annual Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

Winners and participants of CHAC’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest were honored by the Coconino County Board of Supervisors during a ceremony held on Nov. 15, 2011 at the Coconino County Administration building in Flagstaff.

Students and their parents had the opportunity to meet with board members and the public at a reception hosted by CHAC in the lobby of the board’s chamber prior to the award ceremony. Among those attending the reception were Larry Dannenfeldt, deputy county manager, who spoke with essay contest award winner Konner Brackin.

Those receiving awards were Angelica Garcia of San Francisco de Asis Catholic School, who took first place; Konner Brackin of San Francisco de Asis Catholic School, who received second place; and Deebora Deebom of San Francisco de Asis Catholic School, who received third place. Nezbahe Williams of The Peaks School received a certificate of participation.

The topic of this year’s essay contest was “The Immigration Experience,” a story or interview of a personal account of a family experience about immigration to the United States.

Following the ceremony, the award winners gathered outside the board room for a photo taking session, which included their parents and their teacher, Ms. Amy Faull.


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Photos by Frank Moraga / Shooting Star Communications LLC and Theresa Thomas / Coconino County.