Robert Herzfeld '21, Colin Suddath '21, and Jack Scalise '21 are the recipients of the 13th annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest awards.
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 awards ceremony typically takes place at the Georgia State Capitol, but due to the public health crisis, students recited their essays online.
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.