Pamela Canté, a freshman at Lincoln North Star High School, wanted to honor her parents' hard work and their willingness to make sacrifices so that she and her siblings could be successful. She wrote about her parents' values that have been passed on to her during an essay contest sponsored by the Latino American Commission. Her writings earned her a second place in the state of Nebraska, and a chance to visit the State Capitol Building for a special ceremony.
Here is Pamela telling her story, and that of her parents in her essay titled "2,000 Miles".
Lux Middle School student, Divith Rajagopal, also placed second in the middle school division.
Published: October 13, 2015, Updated: October 14, 2015