The Nebraska Peace Foundation awarded $500 scholarships to the two winners of its 2013 Peace & Justice essay contest. The winning essays by Cailyn Ludwig of Westside High School in Omaha who will be attending Purdue University and Andrew Penry of Milford High School who will be attending the University of South Dakota are reprinted in full below. Cailyn’s essay focuses on NFP’s Environmental Priority and Andrew’s focuses on the immigration issue of our Civil Rights Priority.
Cailyn B. Ludwig
One of the Nebraskans for Peace priorities is the environment and the impact of climate change. Although we cannot do anything about the past, we can do something about the future. The most important and simple thing for people to do to decrease their effect on the environment is choose an eco-friendly way of living. Nebraska is the perfect place for wind or solar energy with our vast areas of land; however, it is important that urban areas contribute to the cause as well.Read more