Congratulations to Fountain Valley High School (FVHS) students (L-R) Nicholas Dinh, Aileen Nguyen, Dianne Bui, Evan Mak, and Theodore Vuong for being selected as winners of a statewide essay contest sponsored by LegiSchools at Sacramento State University.

Annually, this contest invites 11th and 12th grade California students to write on a specified topic like this year’s: Should the School Day Start Later?  Only ten winners were selected in the state; five of which are Barons of Fountain Valley High School.

In March, the winning students will travel to Sacramento to attend a Legislative Summit where they will discuss education policy with California legislators and receive a VIP tour of the Capitol.

All five students are pictured above with English teacher, Sean Ziebarth (far left).  He is credited with teaching Nicholas Dinh, Aileen Nguyen, and Dianne Bui while English teacher, David Theriault (not pictured), is credited with teaching Evan Mak and Theodore Vuong.

The LegiSchool Project is a civic education collaboration between California State University, Sacramento, and the California State Legislature, administered by the Center for California Studies.  The Project’s mission is to engage young people in matters of public policy and state government by creating opportunities for students and state leaders to meet and share ideas on the problems affecting Californians.

*Picture provided by FVHS student Jake Winkle.