2015 Breaking Barriers Winners
Major League Baseball, Sharon Robinson, and Scholastic would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2015 Breaking Barriers Essay Contest. This year over 16,000 students entered the contest!
We were moved to read so many stories of citizenship, commitment, courage, determination, excellence, integrity, justice, persistence, and teamwork from so many walks of life. “I am so pleased with the number and quality of essays we received this year,” said Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson. “We are 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 present a printable Certificate of Merit to recognize students who participated. We hope that you will share this with your student writers!
Congratulations to the 2015 national winners:
For more information about Breaking Barriers, please visit scholastic.com/breakingbarriers and mlb.com/breakingbarriers.