2022 Third Place High School Essay

"Always Pointing North" by Ruby Knoebel, Caddo Magnet High School

Author's Statement

This essay explains the heroism of two powerful women who devoted their lives to stand up and fight for what they knew to be right. I base my life around living in the most moral way I can, so I wanted to find two people who truly devoted their lives to goodness, and I was able to find that in these two women. They were in different fields of work and different time periods, but they both had a strong moral compass pointing them towards the same goal: making the world a better place.