Beth Anderson '19 and Alykhan Painter '19 are the recipients of the 11th annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest awards.
Beth's essay won first place while Alykhan's essay was awarded third place. They received their awards during a ceremony at the Georgia State Capitol. The purpose of the contest and ceremony is to honor civil rights legend Cesar Chavez and increase awareness of farm workers and their contributions to America. Chavez's leadership was critical to organizing farm workers and he remains one of the foremost Latino leaders in American history.
The contest is sponsored by the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), which seeks to increase civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino/Hispanic community across the state.