Human Rights Essay Contest winners named

Stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination are three heavy topics to talk about, yet that is the topic 270 students from Roseville Area Middle School and Parkview School tackled in Roseville’s annual Human Rights Essay Contest.

Each year the Roseville Human Rights Commission sponsors an essay contest for Roseville’s sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Commission members evaluate the essays based upon content and composition and select the best essays. The Roseville City Council will recognize the Human Rights essay contest winners at 6 p.m. on February 13. The event will be cablecast on Channel 16.

Elissa Rothman, a seventh-grader at Roseville Area Middle School (RAMS), received first place honors in the contest. She will receive $50 and her essay will be entered in the League of Human Rights Commissions statewide contest.

Aubry Cartelli, also in seventh grade, received second place. She will receive $35. Julia Strauss, eighth grade at RAMS, placed third and will receive $20.

Elise Kendall, a seventh grader, received honorable mention for her essay. Carson Koepke and Sarah Augustin, both eighth-graders at RAMS, received honorable mentions. Both are taught by Simmons.

Copies of the winning essays are available for review on the city’s Web page at or in the administration office at City Hall.

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