Posted by Rocio Palacios on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The 2014 winners for the annual Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Children Essay and Art Contests were selected in September, and a Livermore student was among the top winners. Evelyn Arroyo, 10, won second place for her essay entry in the age category 10-13.

Evelyn's essay appeared in AFOP's September issue of the Washington Newsline. Her essay will also be compiled along with other selected essays and artwork entries in a booklet to be presented to key members of Congress. Additionally, she received a cash prize to be used for school-related needs.

The theme for this year's contest was From Our Hands to Your Table, which drew entries depicting the hardships farm workers in America endure to put the fruits and vegetables we eat each day on our tables. Children across the United States, ranging in ages from 10-18, submitted descriptive essays or powerful works of art describiing their lives and goals.

Congratulations to Evelyn!