Salvati’s winning essay, “What Makes Us Strong,” discusses her memory of that day, when her father was flying from Las Vegas to New York.
“It was really scary,” Salvati recalls, “vut it made for a really great essay, just reflecting on everything that happened that day.”
Richards’ poem, “On the Eleventh Day of September,” discusses the long-term effects of the attacks on her life and the nation.
“I guess I never really thought about the effect of it until I was older and more mature,” Richards says, “and realized how much 9/11 has changed so much about the world and American lives.”
All three students agree that the memorial ceremony was a powerful experience.
“Remember 9/11,” Wieting-Lukowski says. “You should never forget it.”