APH 150th Anniversary Essay Contest
One year after the APH 150th Anniversary Essay Contest was announced — inviting people who are blind and visually impaired to share their thoughts about how APH aided their personal independence through an essay — the contest was wrapped up during the 2008 Annual Meeting.
Of the 86 entries received from all over the nation, first, second, and third place winners were chosen in five different categories. Eight of those fifteen accomplished writers traveled to Louisville for the 150th Commemorative Dinner on October 2.
Portions of the first place essays were recorded by our studio professionals, Jack Fox and Jill Fox, for presentation during the ceremony. The award winners were greeted by APH President Tuck Tinsley to accept their prize ribbons and gift certificates for APH products. Many guests that evening said the essay portion of the program was a highlight of the event.
First Place Winners
- 1st Place, Grades 3-5
Mohamed Hadi Somji
- 1st Place, Grades 6-8
- 1st Place, Grades 9-12
- 1st Place, Professionals in the Field of Vision
- 1st Place, Adult Consumer