2021-2022 Nancy and Jack Beaver Essay contest winners announced

Alex Haiss '22, Rain Huchteman '23, Caroline Bonomo '23, and William Cai '23 have been chosen as the winners of the Jack and Nancy Beaver Essay contest.

This year, students were assigned to write an essay about legacy. There were 21 finalists this year.

About the Nancy and Jack Beaver Essay Contest
The Rabun Gap Upper School Humanities Department sponsors this essay contest each year to honor the tenure and contributions of Nancy and Jack Beaver, who served our community for 35 years in various ways, including Ms. Beaver’s leadership of our English Department and Mr. Beaver’s service as the school counselor. Ms. Beaver’s tireless dedication to improving the grammar and writing of each and every Rabun Gap student continues to inspire our faculty.

This contest promotes the importance of clear, engaging writing and provides Rabun Gap students with an opportunity to develop and refine a personal essay on a shared topic, which varies from year to year.

Complete list of award winners:

First place: Alex Haiss '22
Second place: Rain Huchteman '23
Second place: Caroline Bonomo '23
Fourth place: William Cai '23

Honorable Mentions:
Kaitlyn Moore '22
Sharra-Alexie Rolle '23
Seshadri Pratama '24
Ulysses Kunaiyi-Akpanah '24
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a private, coeducational day and boarding school for grades Pre-K through 12. Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, we prepare young people for college, career, and a lifetime of leadership and service.