SAA Senior Wins Essay Competition

March 15, 2017 | Tressa Farnsworth

Do you ever look at successful people and wonder why they appear to be so lucky? Maybe it is that person who always seems to get promoted or perhaps the one who gets straight A’s.

Success doesn’t happen by chance. Jacob Craig, a senior at Skagit Adventist Academy (SAA) in Burlington, Wash., recently learned this firsthand.

Earlier this year, one of his teachers asked Craig to submit an application and essay to the Daughters of the American Revolution. The essay question asked, “What are the qualities that make you a good citizen?”

Craig won the regional competition and was presented an award and scholarship to further his education, while his parents and two of his teachers witnessed his achievement. Next up are state and national events. He believes the ultimate goal of the contest promotes positive academics and citizenship.

Craig says he is blessed by the opportunities provided by SAA, and he is excited about attending Walla Walla University next year to major in engineering.