The first place winners: Byron Zelaya, visual arts; Madeleine Sherrington, performing arts; Jordan Johnson, creative writing

Hillcrest High School, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Park Cities, hosted its first Ethics Fair last week in the school library. Students presented creative displays of human values through all mediums, including visual art, video, music, and writing.

Members of the Rotary Club said that communities seem to have all kinds of fairs that highlight things like science or health. They thought they should have one that showcases the fundamental things that make us human.

“We in Rotary are thrilled about being a part of this ethics fair. In the last 10 years, we in the U.S. have made math and science a priority in our schools, and rightfully so,” Rotarian Tracy Gomes said in a press release. “For the last 100 years, we in Rotary have been about making ethics and values a priority in our world.”

The work was judged by community members, select Hillcrest students and Rotary Club members.

There were winners in different categories. Creative writing: Jordan Johnson, first place; Quentin Wamsley, second place; and Brittney Price, third place. Performing arts: Madeleine Sherrington, first place; and DeQuan Cage, second place. Visual arts: Byron Zelaya, first place; Alejandro Hernandez, second place; and Bethanya Zelelew, third place.

Each first-place winner will be received $200 and be honored at the March 25 Park Cities Rotary Club luncheon at Maggiano’s at North Park Center.

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