Graduate Student Essay Competition Winners

American Counseling Association Foundation/Corey/Ivey

Tomorrow’s Counselors Essay Competition

Grand Prize (Tie)

  • Jessica L. Ryan, University of Wyoming (WY)
  • Lynne Shayko, Kent State University (OH)
  • Daksha Arora, Johns Hopkins University (MD)
  • James Ford, Texas Southern University (TX)
  • Olivia Houston, University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Kristen Ras, Concordia University (MO)
Honorable Mention
  • Julles Berky, University of Phoenix (UT)
  • Jamila Cainey, Montreat University (NC)
  • Melissa Burks, University of Houston (TX)
  • Sarah Fitchner, Kean University (NJ)
  • Melissa Kohberger, Centenary University (NJ)
  • Juan Pantoja-Patino, Marquette University (WI)
  • Ariann Rubino, Virginia Tech (VA)
  • Annalisa Smithson, Lehigh University (PA)
  • Peter Stieglmayr, Fordham University (NY)
  • Denise Whetstone, Wake Forest University (NC)

American Counseling Association Foundation/Ross Trust

Future School Counselors Essay Competition 

Grand Prize

  • Jennifer Dwiggins, College of William and Mary (VA)
  • Nadiya Boyce Rosen, University of West Georgia, (GA)
  • Steven Cooper, California State University – Sacramento (CA)
  • Isabella DiBileo, Marywood University (PA)
  • Beatriz Friedmann, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC)
  • Kelly Leprohon, Long Island University – Brooklyn (NY)
Honorable Mention
  • Meghan Bradley, Monmouth College (NJ)v
  • Virginia Clemo, College of William and Mary (VA)
  • Rachel Corso, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (PA)v
  • Joshua Denny, Geneva College (PA)
  • Jayd Eggert, University of Mary (ND)
  • Anastasia Przybyla, Chicago School for Professional Psychology (IL)
  • Adeline Roop, Hood College (MD)
  • Rachel Saunders, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC)
  • Phuong Tang, University of San Francisco (CA)
  • Kathryn Towns, Augusta University (GA)
  • Roger Rivers, Loyola Marymount University (CA)
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