Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Lodi students honored by Breakthrough Club for diversity essays

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2001 10:00 pm

The First Diversity Essay Competition, sponsored by the Breakthrough Club, honored four students Thursday at the Lodi Library for their essays on “Celebrating Diversity in Lodi: Reality or Goal?”

Students were asked to identify in their essays if each and every individual is insured a real voice in the community? Is it something that Lodians need to work toward?

They were also asked to give suggestions as to what the community needed to do to ensure that each and every individual is given recognition and respect, Breakthrough Project member James R. “Bo” Crowe said.

The Breakthrough Club is a school unity organization at Lodi High School that grew out of celebration for diversity on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and expanded, Crowe said.

“We asked them if Lodi needs to work towards recognizing and celebrating diversity or are we already there?” Crowe said. “Most kids said it was a little bit of both but there was always a need to work harder.”

Twenty-nine students submitted essays for the contest. They were judged by a panel of five members, including members of the city’s Breakthrough Project and Lodi City Councilwoman Susan Hitchcock.

First-place winner Sean McNary took home $100 and second-place winner Januel Mencado received $75. Ashely Allan and Jason Aguinaldo tied for third and both took home $50. All of the students are from Bear Creek High School.

Prizes were provided for by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Lodi.

Students will also receive certificates for their success at the June 20 Lodi City Council meeting.

The Breakthrough Project is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 that had originally started as the Inter-Faith Task Force. The group provided support to the community following the 1997 cross-burning at Tokay High School then later disbanded and reorganized as the Breakthrough Project.

Comments about this story? Send mail to the News-Sentinel newsroom.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

Readers Choice Awards 2014

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Loading…

Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists