As part of Coleman University's continued commitment to community support and academic achievement, Coleman once again sponsored a High School essay contest. Applications were submitted county-wide to San Diego High Schools. The event's topic: "Select or create a technological innovation and discuss its effects on your family, local community or nation."
Luis F. Leon, a senior at El Camino High School in Oceanside, won the Coleman University essay contest. Luis was inspired by one of his teachers, Kathy Easterbrook -teacher of Expository Reading and Writing- to submit his essay for consideration. Kathy said she kept encouraging Luis because his essay was not only well written but extremely creative -and he might even win.
On December 14, 2011, in his High School library, Luis was presented with the award certificate and an awesome Sony Vaio series S laptop computer surrounded by a cheering crowd of 100+ students, faculty and the High School's Principal, Mr. Bob Rowe.
Following the awards celebration, marketing team members, Thomas Cleverly and Chris Carey greeted students with Coleman memorabilia. Video Editor, Scott McKechnie, kept the camera rolling throughout the entire event, capturing all of the smiles and cheers.
Lori Tauber, Luis's academic school counselor, thanked Coleman for our generous donation of the laptop, t-shirts and water bottles. In addition she sent via email, "That is a great motivational program that you guys are doing."
Luis will graduate next spring among 754 graduates (school population of 3000+). He plans to attend the University of Mexico where his brother currently attends.
For more pictures of the award ceremony please visit our Facebook page.
Last year's winner was Sophia Hernandez of Valley Center High School. More >