Hamilton High School senior Andrea Salus received honorable mention in the 2008-09 United States Institute of Peace (USIP) National Peace Essay Contest.
The topic for the essay contest was crimes against humanity. One first place and one honorable mention from each state were selected from more than 1,000 student applicants.
USIP is a nonprofit organization founded by the U.S. Congress that works to prevent and resolve violent international conflict and help societies regain stability after fighting has ended. For 21 of USIP’s 25 years, the National Peace Essay Contest has inspired American high school students around the country and those living abroad to analyze issues of war and peace.