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2014 Essay Contest Results

The Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 scholarship essay contest for Michigan high school juniors and seniors. The contest is aimed to encourage Michigan youth to research and express their reflections on how the impacts of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks affected them personally, their family members or friends, their communities, or the nation as a whole. This year we were happy to award educational scholarships to three Michigan high school students.

Julia Muir, a senior at Williamston High School, won the first place scholarship for her essay “Remembering America’s Heroes.” Her essay focused on the courage demonstrated by those heroes who made a difference during the tragic events of 9-11-01. Julia plans to attend Grand Valley State University in the fall to pursue a bachelor of science in nursing.

Emily Coscarelli, also a senior at Williamston High School, was awarded the second place scholarship for her essay “A Day in Their Shoes.” She plans to attend Michigan State University in the fall, but is currently undecided on a course of study.

The honorable mention award was given to Nicholas Mangopoulos, of Okemos, for his essay “We Were Invincible.” He is currently enrolled in the Early College Program at Lansing Community College. Nicholas plans to become a full-time LCC student in the spring to study computer engineering.

The winners were awarded their scholarships at a ceremony held on December 16, 2014 at the offices of Anderson Economic Group, LLC in East Lansing.

2014 Award Ceremony Group








Pictured from left to right are: Executive Director Megan Henriksen, Trustee Scott Watkins, Nicholas Mangopoulos, Emily Coscarelli, Founder Patrick Anderson, and Julia Muir.