APS News Release

Yorktown Student Essay Recognized by New York Times

Yorktown High School junior Reagan Briere is one of 10 national winners of the New York Times Student Editorial Contest. Her essay, “A Psychedelic Cure?”, was chosen out of over 7,895 essays that were submitted.

Students were asked to choose a topic they care about, gather evidence from both New York Times and non-New York Times sources, and write a concise editorial (450 words or fewer) to convince readers of your point of view.

Starting May 22, the New York Times will be publishing one of the Top 10 essays each weekday in the education blog. More information can be found online.