The Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Rochester is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 essay contest for high school students.
The topic this year was a quote attributed to Alexander Hamilton, also attributed to Wendell Phillips:
"I think the first duty of society is justice."
first place, $250: Emma Magioncalda, Our Lady of Mercy High School. Rochester
second place, $100: Lauren Wan, Pittsford Mendon High School, Pittsford
third place, $50: Safia Masri, Our Lady of Mercy High School
Congratulations to the winners for their fine work.  
The winning essays have been included below: