Congratulations to Human Rights Essay Contest winners Emma Martinac, Elaine Morgan, Meike Dingenouts, and Sharon Bassette.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Human Rights Essay Contest offered by Morningside’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee! The first-year student winners are Emma Martinac and Elaine Morgan, and the upper-level student winners are Meike Dingenouts and Sharon Bassette. Thanks to all the students who submitted thoughtful and excellent essays!

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December 10 is International Human Rights Day – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. You can learn more about this day and the UDHR at

Essays by first-year student winners

Emma Martinac

Elaine Morgan

Essay by upper-level student winners

Meike Dingenouts

Sharon Bassette