RESPECT! Challenge Winners
Alandra Abrams of Philadelphia, PA. Alandra wrote a “thank you note” about her junior high school music teacher, Mrs. Karen Michalka, who taught her about love and respect in the face of adversity, and inspired her to become a music teacher as well. Alandra chose Tilden Middle School in Philadelphia as the recipient of the $10,000 prize.
The Saginaw High School Teen Advisory Council of Saginaw Charter Township, MI (submitted by Amanda Forsmark). The group of Michigan students created a video thanking their role models—from mothers to teachers—for teaching them about respect. The group chose Health Delivery, Inc as the recipient of the $10,000 prize. Health Delivery, Inc. operates a health center at Saginaw High School, providing students with a range of health services and programs.
To view the winners’ submissions, click here. In addition to $10,000 to be donated to the nonprofit or school of their choice, both winners will also get a VIP trip to New York City to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thank you to everyone who participated in the RESPECT! Challenge. The number of creative, thoughtful, and moving entries we received completely exceeded our expectations.