Arrowhead Students Win Writing Contest

Seth Ray and Jacoby Cefalu

Two of Arrowhead’s students won the 2021 Listen To A Life Contest presented by the Legacy Project. Juniors Grace Rzepiejewski and Ryan Leonard took home prizes with Rzepiejewski winning the grand award of $100, and Leonard winning the secondary award. 

The Listen to A Life contest was a contest that is a part if the legacy project that “empowers generations to connect the dots and create a bigger 7-Generation story of change (#ChangeTheStory) for the long-term wellbeing of lives, communities, and the planet. Connect, Create, Change.”

When asked what she was going to do with her $100 prize, Junior Rzepiejewski, says “I’ll probably take my grandma out for a nice dinner.” She says it was her composition teacher’s idea for her to enter into this contest. The composition class was taught by Arrowhead teacher Terri Carnell. 

The goal of the contest is to ask others about their stories. Rzepiejewski says the contest was an “eye-opening experience. It was really nice to get to know my grandmother more.” 

The contest itself was founded in 2000 and is run by a Canadian-based organization. 

Listen to a Life’s website says, “We all live our own story. But too often we get stuck in little stories that fail to sustain us or effect real change. The Legacy Project’s work is about a bigger story.”