Prodigies for Peace

Snohomish County NAACP Announces the winners of the 2016 Martin Luther King Prodigies for Peace Essay and Art Contest at their annual Black History Celebration on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 6 pm at the Carl Gipson Senior Center in Everett.

Essay Winners

Grades 3-5:

1st Place Gwenavere Bundy Whittier Elementary

1st Place Abigail Ellis Mill Creek Elementary

2nd Place Cameron Wing View Ridge Elementary

2nd Place Erick Baranchuk Lowell Elementary

3rd Place Henry Nguyen Discovery Elementary

3rd Place Kaysha Ekaputra Discovery Elementary


Grades 6-8:

1st Place Emelia Persell Park Place Middle

2nd Place Maimuna Sisawo Hazelwood Elementary

3rd Place Natasha White Park Place Middle

3rd Place Jacob Sawyer College Place Middle


Grades 9-12:

1st Place Sofia Ayala Kamiak High


Art Winners:

Grades 3-5:

1st Place Vivian Chen Mill Creek Elementary

2nd Place Brooklyn Doughty Discovery Elementary

2nd Place Gwen Bundy Whittier Elementary

3rd Place Taryn Gordan Mill Creek Elementary

3rd Place Ashley Morrison Endeavour Elementary

Honorable Mentions:

Natalia Villareal Mill Creek Elementary

Makayla Weiler Mill Creek Elementary

Eugene Chung Mill Creek Elementary

Deanna Nagorna Mill Creek Elementary

Arusharko Bhattacharya Mill Creek Elementary


Grades 6-8:

1st Place Fatou Manneh Eisenhower Middle

2nd Place Abigail Madsen Hazelwood Elementary


Grades 9-12:

1st Place Cindy Xu Kamiak High