Essay Topics and Winners


Young Ladies Success Summit - Essay Topics and Winners 


2019 Essay - Destination: Your Future

Have you dreamed about what you want to be when you grow up? There are many career paths. Describe your future career and the steps you are taking now to prepare for your future destination.




2018 Essay - Margot Lee Shetterly's book, Hidden Figures and the corresponding movie, demonstrate that women with particular traits can rise above their past circumstances to succeed in spite of social, cultural, or economic barriers. In your essay, describe two of your character traits or strengths and how you are developing them to show your leadership skills. 

High School Winners: Karter Cyprien/College Station High School (1st), Rachel Alsandor (2nd), and Hannah Adams (3rd)

Middle School Winners: Nneamaka Obiazi (1st), Ella Ford (2nd), and Harper Cunningham (3rd)



2017 Essay - What are the traits of a good leader? List three traits and provide a personal example of one of the traits.

High School Winners: Amaka Okonkwo (1st), Heather Graul (2nd) and Karter Cyprien (3drd)

Middle School Winners: Kiara Avitia (1st) and Nneamaka Obiazi (2nd)



2016 Essay - Social media has become an increasingly popular way for people to express their views, share information, communicate and sometimes vent.  College admissions departments, potential employers, family and friends, all use social media to gain insight into a person’s character.  How do you use social media responsibly to show others how special you really are?

High School Winners were: Ingrid Cuero (1st) and Maggie Monroe (2nd)

Middle School Winners were: Karter Cyprien (1st), Jayhlin Rogers (2nd) and Mura Dharai (3rd)


2015 Essay – Colin Powell stated, “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.”

Write an essay describing your dream. “What would you like to be doing in five years? How will you make this dream come true?”

High School winners were: Nina Regaldo (1st) and Zoya-Raine Hicks (2nd)

Middle School winners were: Mrya Dharani (1st), Amaka Okonkwo (2nd), and London Pruett (3rd)


2014 Essay – “What characteristics are needed to become a successful person?

High School topic

“Describe something you have done that made you feel successful and explain why.”

Middle School Topic

High School winners were: Tracie Purnell (1st), Maddi Burton (2nd), and Ifeoma Okonkwo (3rd)

Middle School winners were: Amaka Okonkwo (1st), Jebrashia Evans (2nd), and Bryana Jerkins (3rd)


2013 Essay – “Why I Want to Be Successful?”

High School Winners: There were no submissions

Middle School Winners: Rosa Rios (1st), Allie Brandon (2nd), and Gisel Jimenez (3rd)


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