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Breaking Barriers: 2017 Winners

 

2017 BREAKING BARRIERS WINNERS

Major League Baseball, Sharon Robinson, and Scholastic would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2017 Breaking Barriers Essay Contest!

The judges were moved to read so many stories of citizenship, commitment, courage, determination, excellence, integrity, justice, persistence, and teamwork from so many walks of life. "Once again, I am so pleased with the number and quality of essays we received this year," said Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson. "I’m honored that my father’s values have continued to help young people understand how and why they have been able to overcome difficult situations in their lives."

While it is not possible to individually respond to each student entrant, we are pleased to make available a printable Certificate of Merit that can be customized to recognize students. Please visit scholastic.com/breakingbarriers/certificate_of_merit for a downloadable certificate.

Congratulations to the 2017 national winners:

For more information about Breaking Barriers, please visit scholastic.com/breakingbarriers and mlb.com/breakingbarriers.

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