East High School Students' Essays Featured in Daily Local News

East High School Students' Essays Featured in Daily Local News

Two East High School students were recently featured in the Daily Local News’ Opinion section for pieces they had written for a seminar class.

The ninth-grade students have been studying the culture and history of the Middle East (10,000 B.C. – present) and were recently presented with a writing assignment that resulted in the the best piece, as determined by the students in each of the two classes, being submitted for publication to the Daily Local News.

The students selected a current Middle East topic, developed an opinion on the topic, conducted extensive research, wrote and edited a paper defending their opinion, and then presented their work to their peers.

One student in each of the two seminar classes was named a winner by their peers. Sean Mills won for his piece on the United States’ dependence on Saudi oil and how it causes a political quandary. Sarah Guan won for her criticism of the Iranian nuclear deal, explaining its minor benefits and major risks.


Click here to read Sean’s article.


Click here to read Sarah’s article.