TAP Proudly Presents
The 2015-2016 Middle School Essay Contest Winners!
Sophia Anacin, Lakewood Middle School, Lakewood, New Jersey
Carlos Miron, Lakewood Middle School, Lakewood, New Jersey
Ana Flores, Lakewood Middle School, Lakewood, New Jersey
The Middle School Question:
There are many movies and TV programs which demonstrate why it is important to value people for who they are rather than to judge them based solely on their race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or disability. Other films and TV programs reinforce prejudice and stereotypes.
Write an essay showing how, in your opinion, a specific movie or TV program can be used at your school to raise awareness of prejudice and discrimination while teaching students to respect each other. Which movie or TV program would you recommend? Why do you believe this movie or TV program would impact the students who watch it? How do you think students might change their behavior, upon seeing this film or program, to be more respectful and appreciative of others?
Entries must not exceed 750 words, must be typed, must be clearly organized, and must answer all parts of the question.