The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), Coca-Cola, Mariana’s Supermarkets, and the Clark County School District recognized and awarded 20 high school seniors throughout the valley with iPads for winning its annual essay contest.
All four organizations partnered to sponsor an iPad scholarship program that was open to all Clark County high school seniors graduating in 2013. Students were asked to write a 500-word essay discussing how they personally reduced their carbon footprint by using transit services offered by the RTC.
“This program helps to raise awareness about sustainable transportation, and we are grateful to Coca-Cola and Mariana’s for their generosity in presenting each winner with a new iPad, which each student will find useful when preparing for graduation and the next phase of their life,” said RTC General Manager Tina Quigley.
The RTC received nearly 200 entries from 40 high schools across the Las Vegas Valley. The winners of the 2013 essay contest included:
• Boulder City High School – Collin O’Sullivan
• Cimarron-Memorial High School – Nicole Deery
• Coronado High School – Emily Tan
• College of Southern Nevada High School East – Juliette Burgon
• College of Southern Nevada High School West – Jessenia Pippin
• Del Sol High School – Cristobal Gao
• Desert Pines High School – Monica Williams
• East Career and Technical Academy – Alan Bruno
• Foothill High School – Kalana Keven
• Las Vegas Academy – Ashley Briggs
• Mojave High School – Charity Sanders, Dave Boothe Jr.
• Northwest Career and Technical Academy – Akiko Govan, Jordan Afaga
• Shadow Ridge High School – Vanessa McDow
• Silverado High School – Jordan Wachholtz, Tyler Barnard
• Southeast Career Technical Academy – Jessica Vargas
• Valley High School – Karol Francisco
• West Prep High School – Esmeralda Gonzalez