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Carbon Emissions and Life Expectancy

Heera Rajavel

Class of 2020

Skyline High School,

Issaquah School District

United for

Climate Action

Mahathi Mangipudi

Class of 2021

Interlake High School,

Bellevue School District

Letter to the City of Kirkland

Annika Wegener

Class of 2024

Northstar Middle School,

Lake WA School District




Proud of your writing? Want to see it on display, making an impact? We accept any type of writing, from spoken word to scientific research to journalism.

Submit your writing below according to the criteria:


Addresses a Sustainable Systems theme or topic

Evidence of personal engagement and social value

Proofread to perfection

Email your completed application and best writing submission to:

Be sure to include these in your email:

  • Your Name

  • Your Grade

  • Subject of Writing

  • School

  • School District

  • Month Submitted

  • Year Submitted

Focus: Describe in one sentence what you wrote about

Inspiration: Who or what inspired this piece of writing?

Personal Reflection: How did writing this piece change you; your outlook, your knowledge, your skills? What went well? What didn't go well? How would you improve your writing if you were to do it again? ​



Sample Application: Biology Research Paper


Sample Application: Spoken Word


Sample Application: Letter to the Editor

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