Good Life Award Writing Contest - Current Winners


2013 Good Life Award Winner
2013 Awards of Distinction
2013 Honorable Mentions
Good Life Celebration
Represented Schools
Past Winners


Two Hundred Eighty Three Area Teens Enter Contest

Congratulations to all of the students who entered the Dottie Yeck Good Life Award Writing Contest!

This endowment-funded contest was developed in memory of Dorothy Yeck, whose life philosophy was:

Being Good + Doing Good = Having Fun + Being Happy

The judges were independent community professionals, including university professors, journalists, and retired teachers. All essays were judged twice with no identifying student information and scores were averaged. The top 14 essays were passed to the final round, again with no identifying student information, and scored four times. The Winner and Awards of Distinction were unanimous decisions.

Good Life Award Winner:
Erin Damm - Grade 8, Magsig Middle School
Awards of Distinction:
Mark D'Aloia - Grade 9, Centerville High School
Farrell Hohman - Grade 9, Centerville High School
Honorable Mentions:
Catherine Allen - Grade 7, Oakwood Junior High School
Michelle Johnston - Grade 8, Incarnation Catholic School
Yun-Kyung Kim - Grade 9, Centerville High School
Vivi Raab - Grade 9, Oakwood High School
Jacob Reed - Grade 9, Oakwood High School
Julia Romie - Grade 8, Hadley E. Watts Middle School
Megan Schmitz - Grade 9, Oakwood High School
Natalie Spiroff - Grade 8, Hadley E. Watts Middle School
Anukriti Tayal - Grade 8, Magsig Middle School
Brianna White - Grade 8, Dayton Christian Middle School
Taylor White - Grade 8, Hadley E. Watts Middle School