May 1, 2022
Calvin J Li Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce the successful completion of our inaugural Essay Contest "Dreams of My Parents".
We received 55 submissions. The wonderful stories told in these essays touched us deeply.
We selected the following essays for the Awards:
First Place ($1000)
“Her Treasure Hunt” by Sophie Kim, 10th grade, from New Jersey
Second Place ($500/each)
“Someone” by Daifeng Li, 9th grade, from California
“Home is Carried in the Palm of the Hand” by Jenny Deng, 10th grade, from Texas
Third Place ($250/each)
“My Parents’ Dream” by Grace Chen, 11th grade, from Maryland
“Miles and Miles Away” by Ester Chi, 9th grade, from New Jersey
“A Theme in D Flat Major” by Benjamin Sun, 10th grade, from New Jersey
Honorable Mention ($100/each)
“Funny Moments of Our Childhood” by Kristen Ngai, 10th grade, from New Jersey
“A leap of Faith and a Leap over a Barrier” by Weining Ding, 11th grade, from Virginia
“The Girl in my Dream” by Jessica Wang, 6th grade, from Florida
“Of Branches” by Kelly Du, 9th grade, from California
“Finding Her American Dream” by Dena Shao, 10th grade, from Maryland
On Mar 28, we will hold a Virtual Celebration Ceremony on Zoom. Please join us to hear the stories behind these essays, and have a chance to ask questions to these talented young writers.
Virtual Celebration Party:
Date: May 28, 2022, Saturday
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET
Sign up by click on this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzBo75V4z70EsaraXDmTmZKc08PqTPSdiEuHPxqUVTXSqs1g/viewform?usp=pp_url
Meeting ID: 214 491 4180
This Essay Contest would not be possible without the tireless work of the people of Eyre Writing Center (EWC) and the support of UCA (United Chinese Americans). Thank you all!