The United States Achievement Academy is pleased to announce the winners of our 2015-2016 Short Story Contest.
1st Place - Ben Smith, Gaylord High School, Gaylord, MI, Nominating Teacher – Amy Holscher
2nd Place - Avery Myers, Alamo Heights High School, San Antonio, TX, Nominating Teacher– Robert Haak
3rd Place - Will Setterquist, Hyde Park High School, Austin, TX, Nominating Teacher – Bev Brandon
Congratulations to the winners! Thanks to all who participated.
In addition to monetary award, winners will receive a complimentary copy of the USAA Yearbook featuring their stories.
United States Achievement Academy congratulates all 2014-2015 scholarship winners
These students have compiled an impressive record, and we are confident they will continue their pursuit of excellence. The winners will receive a congratulatory letter, and their nominating teachers will be notified by mail. The scholarship is awarded in the form of a cash grant, and we hope this scholarship will assist them in their future educational experience.
Scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 academic year may be submitted through December 31, 2016. Students can go to our website at usaa-academy.com to complete the application.
The United States Achievement Academy is pleased to announce the winners of our 2014-2015 Short Story Contest.
1st Place - Kyla Frenia, Wissahickon Middle School, Ambler, PA, Nominating Teacher – Mr. Towarnicki
2nd Place - Olivia Lawler, Olathe Northwest High School, Olathe, KS, Nominating Teacher– Ms. Magaha
3rd Place - Lauren Skinner, Farquhar Middle School, Olney, MD, Nominating Teacher – Ms. Chaney
Writing Contest Winners 'Open Topic' 2013-2014
We are excited to announce the winners of our writing contest, “Open Topic”, for the 2013-2014 school year. Our contests have become very popular with our teachers and students, and the response has been gratifying for all. We have received over 2000 short stories! It certainly has made the selection process very difficult. All of you are to be commended for your writing. Following are three teachers and three students that were chosen to receive the contest prizes:
Teacher - 1st Place - Connie Laws, Marymount School of New York, New York, New York
Teacher - 2nd Place - Patrick Meehan, Louise R Johnson MS of International Studies, Bradenton, FL
Teacher – 3rd Place - James G. Fabiano, Newmarket Jr/Sr High School, Newmarket, NH
Student – 1st Place - Maria Guseva, McDowell Intermediate HS, Millcreek, PA, Grade 9, nominating teacher - Mr. Kocher
Student – 2nd Place - Isabella McLeod, Gardiner Middle School, Oregon City, OR, 7th grade, nominating teacher – Keyla Santiago
Student - 3rd place - Marissa Spatz, Auburndale Middle/High School, Auburndale, WI, 7th grade, nominating teacher - Sheila Cherney
Congratulations to all for a job well-done. As a reminder to students, be sure to return your Student Biography form to the Academy as soon as possible. You will receive a Scholarship Application to complete and return to the Academy for consideration of an educational cash grant.