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1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
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Writing Contest: Why a Degree?

Students participated in the third annual Northwest Vista College Writing Contest, “Why a Degree.”Students wrote their essays based on a theme of their choice (read the Writing Contest Rules).

Each essay was reviewed and scored by a group of college faculty and staff using an anonymous numbering system. 

Congratulations to all the winners! Click on the links below to read the winning essays*.

Prizes: First Place - $300, Second Place - $100, Third Place - $50 NVC Bookstore Card


Brandi Gustavo Jackie Brittney
First Place (tie)
Brandi Kemp
 First Place (tie)
Gustavo M. Villa, Jr.
Second Place
Jackie Banton
Third Place
Brittney Napolez


*Names and essays released with student permission. Some winning names and essays are not displayed.