Meet the Winners of the Generation No Kid Hungry Photo Essay Contest

More than 1,100 students from around the country entered this year’s Generation No Kid Hungry Photo Essay contest – sharing their perspectives on hunger and poverty in the United States. Contestants were specifically asked to capture how childhood hunger affects the lives of teens and children, either from their own life or the lives of others where they live.

The power and inspiration in the essay entries show that childhood hunger is a solvable problem, and the more of us that raise our voices, the closer we are to making No Kid Hungry a reality. Learn more about some of our winners below, and check out their entries hereJoin me in congratulating our winners!

Maddie-Grace Sailors: Maddie-Grace Sailors is in 8th grade at Bearden Middle School in Knoxville, Tennessee.  In addition to being an honors student, Maddie-Grace is a decorated cross country and track athlete who is also very active in student council and volunteers with special needs students. In the future, Maddie-Grace would like to be a Special Education teacher. She also spends her time hanging out with friends and her siblings. 

Kate Coleman: Kate Coleman is currently an eighth grader at Bearden Middle School in Knoxville, TN.  She likes to travel and hang out with her friends.  She is looking forward to high school next year.

Jade Dudley: Jade Dudley is a 16 year old singer, writer and photographer from Portland, OR.

Landry Worsham: Landy Worsham is a 7th grader at Dowell Middle School in McKinney, Texas.  In his free time he loves to play soccer, volleyball, and basketball. He also enjoys writing.

Eimhear Davis: Eimhear Davis is a homeschooling high school junior who is an artist at heart.  She is a hula-hoop performer, musician, photographer and filmmaker.  She has created documentaries on civil rights and World Food Day.  She is passionate about helping others.  Eimhear volunteers with young children through 4-H, and works with American veterans at the VA Healthcare System.   She founded a national group called Facta Non Verba, which translates Deeds Not Words, to encourage students to honor the legacy of veterans through service to others. 

Faith Gravley: Faith Gravley was born in North Caroline and raised in Virginia. She moved to Summerville my eighth grade year. English is one of her favorite subjects and she has one of the best teachers, Mrs. Meyer. She has been such a great help to Faith and her writing.