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Chandler Teen Wins Arizona Educational Foundation Essay Contest

Published: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 3:45pm
Updated: Friday, March 17, 2017 - 1:19pm
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The Arizona Educational Foundation recently held the Polly Rosenbaum Creative Writing Contest and asked high school students to imagine if they were the president of the United States.

Shruthi Shrinivasan, a senior at Hamilton High School in Chandler, won the 11th- and 12th-grade category with an essay titled “To Fix the Broken Clockwork.” 

But she didn’t write about health care or immigration, or any of the hot-button issues debated on the news today.

I wanted to know more about Shrinivasan and why she wrote that essay.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been modified to correct the name of the Arizona Educational Foundation.

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