2020 Scott Wright Student Essay Contest – Winners

Student Essay Contest

NISOD is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Student Essay Contest! The winning students, as well as the featured faculty, staff, or administrator receive $1,000 ,and each winning student author’s college will receive a complimentary 2020-2021 membership.

The annual Scott Wright Student Essay Contest is in honor of Scott Wright (July 27, 1964 ­- June 08, 2003), past editor of Community College Week and winner of the 1998 Award of Excellence in Higher Education Journalism. Wright’s reporting focused national attention on developmental education and the unique open access mission of community colleges. 

Congratulations to our student winners and their honorees! 

Cochise College

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by Esteban

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Esteban Jasso
Student

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Kristin Juarez
PSY Faculty/Social and Behavioral Sciences Department Chair

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Dr. J.D. Rottweiler
President

East Central College

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by Jennifer

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Jennifer Harrell
Student

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Dr. Matthew Monzyk
Associate Professor, Chemistry

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Dr. Jon Bauer
President

Pensacola State College

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by Julia

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Julia Riser
Student

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Penny Taylor
Administrative Assistant, Student Support Services

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Ed Meadows
President