HCA Legislative Essay Contest 2019 – Winners

The Houston Chinese Alliance is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Annual Legislative Essay Contest. To view a winning participant’s essay, click their name.

Varsity Level Winners (9th – 12th Grade)

Essay Topic : HCR88 ( https://legiscan.com/TX/bill/HCR88/2019) Urging Congress to pass stricter gun laws, including a ban on the sale of assault weapons. Do you support or oppose the bill? Please do your own research and write an essay to support your opinion.

1st Place : Katherine Chen – Support, Jason Gao – Oppose

2nd Place : Angela Zhong – Support , Natalie Pang – Oppose

3rd Place : Owen Zhang – Support, Anna Huang – Oppose

Participation Award : Daniel Chen, Rachel Gai, Amy He, Tracy Huang, William Liu, Selena Wang

Booster Level Winners (Kindergarten – 8th Grade)

Essay Topic : Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said this in twitter: “We came up with the SAT during World War II to determine who to keep from the frontlines. Now every year is wartime. We should deemphasize standardized tests and evaluate kids more holistically.” (https://mobile.twitter.com/andrewyang/status/1181967264167448582?lang=en)
Do you agree or disagree with him? Please do your own research and write an essay to support your opinion.

1st Place : Chloe Weng – Support, Mingyi Chen – Oppose

2nd Place : Victoria Zhang – Support, Yutai Long – Oppose

3rd Place : Dylan Wang – Support, Grace Zhang – Oppose

Participation Award : David Chen, Leetyan Chen, Langdon Dai, Laura Huang, Matthew Li, Jaylon Ma, Emily Xu, Qiran Zhang, Dylan Zhong

Award Ceremony & Sponsors

Due to the outbreak of COVID – 19 (Coronavirus), the award ceremony will be held during the summer of 2020 instead of spring. Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to the winners.

We also thank our sponsors : Lucy Zhao from the AIG Financial Network and SpiderSmart Bellaire and Memorial Center.