Here is your winner !Our Neighborhood News Correspondents work with young people in Sacramento to help them produce digital content and share stories from their communities. Those “Peer-Produced” pieces are published on our site, and every two months all the submissions are judged and prizes are awarded to the authors. The following are the selections for the months of March and April:

1st Place

What is marriage and who can enjoy it?

By Rajena Laffey

2nd Place

Mr. Bruggeman is not just a history teacher

By Victoria Rosenberg

Holding a job and maintaining a high school education

By Che Vang

Talented student offered internship

By Katie Velichko

3rd Place

Video games: harmful or helpful?

By Justin Chambers

Child care at college helps students

By Alisia Barrera

Homelessness rising

By Genie Gil

Students say they started smoking pot before High School

By Yvonna Williams

Special Academy at Hiram Johnson offers medical field experiences to students

By Felicia Vasquez

Honorable Mention

Olympic Wrestling to be cut

By Malik Powell

Olympic Wrestling to be cut

By Malik Powell

AVID assembles surprise college fair

By Alexander Pilliard

You can have a fairytale wedding without the hefty price tag

By Catherine Chenault

A lifetime of pollution for a 5-minute use, no thank you

By Samantha Aguirre

Hats on campus

By Anna Le

The future of the Hiram Johnson basketball team

By Philip Chappell

Health Occupation Students of America

By Lorena Ceballos

Music program cuts hurt Hiram Johnson students

By Jessica Ceballos

The award for 1st place is a $100 gift card. 2nd Place winners will each receive a $50 gift card. 3rd place winners are eligible for a $30 gift card. Honorable mentions will receive $10.

If you’re a young person between the ages of 15-21 living in Sacramento who is interested in participating in the next Neighborhood News Correspondent’s “Peer-Produced Contest”, send an email to with information about your content topic. Submissions can be in the form of written content (blogs, reporting) or videos. Submissions should focus of community related news and/or experiences.

Congratulations to all of the winners!