Sheboygan, Wis. – Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. hosted a RESPECT contest at four local elementary schools in Sheboygan, WI. The students were asked to write and illustrate what respect means to them, and why it is important. Eight 5th grade classes participated in the contest, resulting in 111 entries total. Three winners were selected, and received prize money for themselves, their schools and their charity of choice. Attorneys Christine D. Esser, Steven T. Botzau and Peter M. Young selected the winning submissions.
First place – Total prize of $1,300 to be divided as follows: $1000 to the school, $200 to a charity of the student’s choice and $100 to the student.
Second place – Total prize of $700 to be divided as follows: $400 to the school, $200 to a charity of the student’s choice and $100 to the student.
Third place – Total prize of $500 to be divided as follows: $200 to the school, $200 to a charity of the student’s choice and $100 to the student.
Eliyah Boehmer of Grant Elementary School placed first. She donated $200 to the International Rescue Committee (IRC). According to Boehmer, “Respect is a behavior that can be shown and felt. Respect is listening, believing and honoring someone’s ideas, their identity and their culture.”
Adrian Durr of Wilson Elementary School placed second and donated $200 to Disabled Veterans of Wisconsin.
Andy Vang of Jefferson Elementary School placed third and donated $200 to the Humane Society of Sheboygan County.
Quote by attorney Christine D. Esser, “Our goal for the RESPECT contest was to encourage respect, inclusivity and creativity for the students. All the entries were great, and we wish we could have chosen more than three to win. We want to thank everyone who participated, and we look forward to continuing this project in the future.”