Call: (703) 267-1250
Essay Contest Scholarship Winners
NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Youth Essay Contest
For the 2017 contest, CRDF received 438 Senior entries and 16 Junior entries. The students who made the submissions were enrolled in an elementary, junior high, or high school. Winners were selected by a committee made up of NRA Assistant General Counsel Skipp Galythly and Morgan Shields; Paralegals Katie Crowley, Jackie Husar and Emily Freeman; and NRA employees Rachel Lacey and Stephen McCormick.
Senior Category (Grades 9 through 12)
First Place
Hanfei Lin, San Diego, CA
Second Place
Joshua Kreisler, Overland Park, KS
Third Place
Alexa Hannahs, Gregory, SD
Fourth Place
Sam Walden, Conyers, GA
Honorable Mentions
Elizabeth Carson, Richfield, MN
Colton Copeland, Gaston, NC
Morgan Drennan, Rossville, IL
Mitchell S. Feaga, Woodbine, MD
Hannah Hooks, Herrin, IL
Katrina Jones, Gibsonia, PA
Jonathan McCormick, Jr., Hutchinson, MN
Tyler Palmer, Indian Trail, NC
Ashley Tartaglia, Earlimart, CA
Maxwell G. Wieboldt, Pittsburgh, PA

Junior Category (Grades 8 and below)
First Place
Lindsay Latimer, Bolton, MA
Second Place
Zach Elder, Littleton, NC
Third Place
Jesse C. James, Lake Forest, CA
Fourth Place
Elizabeth Ansley Bradshaw, Centreville, VA
Honorable Mentions
Micaiah Dempsey, Oakland, CA
Madhalasa Iyer, Plano, TX
Minkyung Kim, Placentia, CA

Click here to view previous years grants & contest winners.