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2007 First-Place Essays

The following students were the "first-place" winners in the 2007 Young Native Writers Essay Contest. Click on the student's name to open a PDF of their essay. (NOTE: You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF file).

Natalie Carpenter (Karuk)
Hoopa, CA
($2,500 scholarship)
 
Fairuz Dakam (Oglala Lakota)
Kyle, SD
($1,000 scholarship)
 
Sandra Menadelook (Alaskan Inupiag Eskimo)
Teller, AK
($1,000 scholarship)
 
Bridgette Mesa (Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Tucson)
Camas, WA
($1,000 scholarship)
 
Kai Monture (Tlingit)
Yakutat, AK
($5,000 scholarship)