Thie contest was open to all Los Angeles County students in grades 6-12, and Cameron’s entry was selected from among thousands. Each student wrote on the topic: “Celebrating the Contributions of Latino Cultures in Los Angeles.” In his essay, Cameron wrote, “The opportunity to be included in the lifestyles of so many cultures has definitely changed our country. We can now prosper all together. America truly is a melting pot of heritage.”
Cameron and his family as well as and several CCMS classmates and his teacher, Doyle Hanks, were invited to attend a special awards ceremony on October 22, where Cameron and other winning students were recognized by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (pictured above).
In addition, Cameron took home a variety of prizes, including a Dell laptop computer, an iPad and tickets to Disneyland.