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NACAC Announces 2018 Video Essay Contest Winners

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Arlington, VA (Sept. 20, 2018) — The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and its Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee (IAS) today announced winners of its 2018 Video Essay Contest.

As an association of more than 15,000 members dedicated to helping students consider all their options after high school, NACAC’s annual contest showcases the talents of students and helps ease their financial transition to higher education. The contest, held annually in the city that hosts the association’s national conference, is sponsored this year by the National Society of High School Scholars.

The 2018 contest was open to students from Salt Lake City and surrounding communities. Earlier this year, high school juniors and seniors from the area submitted two-minute videos that answered the question: “Why is continuing your education after high school important to you?

“This is one of the most fulfilling efforts the association undertakes each year, said IAS Committee Chair Ka'rin Thornburg. “It offers the opportunity to put our mission of supporting students and their families into action and, we hope, make a real difference to them.”

2018 winners include:

  • Ava Mitra, graduated from Rowland Hall and now a freshman at Rhodes College (TN)
  • Alexandra Feliz, graduated from East High School and now a freshman at the University of Utah
  • Emily Fowler, graduated from Rowland Hall and now a freshman at McGill University (Quebec, Canada)
  • Heidy Onofre, current senior at Park City High School
  • Duke Ross, graduated from The Waterford School and now a freshman at the University of Utah
  • Annika Schwartz, graduated from Northridge High School and now a freshman at Bethany College (KS)

About NACAC

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 15,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the association's Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.

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