The scoring rubric used for the contest followed the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) guidelines for expository essays, and a panel of Chapa Middle School English/Language Arts teachers scored the essays.
Mikayla Ojeda, a seventh grade student at Chapa Middle School, wrote the grand-prize winning essay titled, “The Importance of Water.” Mikayla received a $500 Visa gift card for being the winner of the entire contest. There would be no more plants, animals, oceans or rivers, and no more humans. The Earth would be a giant, deserted sphere of nothingness that no longer had any meaning or use.
Overall, water is a very important resource to have.
It plays a very important role in our world by helping all living things meet its needs and in reality, we wouldn’t be here without it.
To keep these tragic events from happening, we must conserve this precious resource to the best of our abilities.
There are many easy and effortless ways to save the amount of water all around the world.
There are a number of different ways to save water that are quick and simple, and we should all apply them to our daily lives and homes.
First of all, society does not understand the resources they have.
It would seem as if not even a speck of life had even touched the surface of what we call our home.
As you can see, water plays a very crucial role on our planet and we need to conserve this vital resource as best as we can.