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Freshman Yana Johnson Wins New York Times Essay Contest

Friday, January 22, 2021

Heathwood freshman Yana Johnson is one of seven students nationwide to be named winners of this year's New York Times Teen Personal Narrative Contest. Yana's essay "Contraband", which recounts her experience as a first-generation American encountering peers who don't believe we should welcome immigrants to our country, has been published on the New York Times website.

Senior Charlotte Hughes was also named a finalist in the contest, for her essay "Automobile Trouble."