Windy City Winners


These students were driven to enter this contest, which is part of the Ford Driving Dreams Tour. The program that brings educational resources to high schools, including high-energy pep rallies, career and college preparedness grants and scholarships.

Students submit an essay describing what drives their dream and how it will positively impact others for a chance to win available prizes. The top essays are selected by a panel of educators and community leaders. The contest reinforces the importance of education while pursuing a dream, and giving back to the community.

Congratulations to all the FDD Tour "What Drive Your Dreams?" essay contest winners in Chicago.


Roberto Clemente High School
Delisa Santana, grand prize winner
Tarique Williams, second
Laqueena Walker, third
Romeo Davila, fourth
Izabel Segura, fifth


ASPIRA Charter Schools
Diana Dominguez, first
Anna Rocha, second
Ashley Perez, third
Christian Vazquez, fourth
Hernan Marcelo Niola, fifth


Curie Metropolitan HS
Erving Jimenez, first
Xiuting Wu, second
Jazmin Gutierrez, third
Jennifer Flores, fourth
Maria Serrano, fifth
East Chicago Central High School
Asia Cadenhead, first
Dave Medina, second
Sade K. Talley, third
Derrick Robinson, fourth
Miqueas Rios, fifth


George Washington High School
Monserrat Velasco, first
Araceli Reyes, second
Anthony Juarez, third
Jazmin Salcedo, fourth
Angel Martinez, fifth