Two Boardman High School AP English students did well in writing contests this year by winning two separate events. It gave BHS teacher Randy Nord something to be proud of.
"Two of my junior AP English students at Boardman High School have recently won prestigious essay contests," she said. "They have both done a good job."
Mikel Zeidenstein won first place in the Dominion Ohio Essay Contest. The win earned him a laptop computer and a $1,000 award for the school. He was honored at a luncheon in Cleveland last month.
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Mikel Zeidenstein, a junior in BHS teacher Randy Nord’s AP English class not only won a recent writing contest, but also brought in some funds for the school recently after he entered his work in the Dominion Ohio Essay Contest.
Zeidenstein's work was a 350-word essay concerning Jay Williams, former mayor of Youngstown. It was submitted in November.
"I wrote on how Mayor Williams has impacted my life," Zeidenstein said. "It was an assignment to write an essay and submit it to one of four contests."
Nord said the students in her AP English class all wrote essays and then got to choose which contest they wanted to enter. Zeidenstein selected the Dominion contest and was among thousands of high school students across the nation to enter. He was informed in February that he was one of three Ohio winners.
Zeidenstein said he loves to write and that he gets a lot from it. He said it will come in handy for the future as he is looking at getting into the law field.
Another winner from Nord's class was Lyndsay Olenych. She won first place in the Ohio Civil Rights Commission's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest. She was honored at a luncheon in Columbus on Feb. 23.