The 2010 Fall Poster Contest

Theme for 2010: “Language: A Thread that Weaves Us Together”

TheMinneTESOL Poster Contest was held in Fall 2010 and winners announced at the fall conference.  Six cash awards were given: one grand prize and 5 winners from kindergarten through adult learners.

Chairperson: Laura Funke,


Congratulations to our 2010 Poster Contest winner! Anton Kalashnikau Maple Grove Junior High Grade 9 Age 14 Teacher: Brandice Kelzenberg

Congratulations to our 2010 grant awardees:

Bridget Bordelon

Rosemary Sharkey

Stephanie Sommers

Patsy Vinogradov

Congratulations to our 2009 Essay Contest Winners!
Adult: Tong Vue
College: Kyung Joo Cha
Secondary: Ekaterina Dahl
Elementary: Mor Yang

Read all the essays by clicking [download id=”18″].
A big thank you to all the learners who submitted essays, their teachers, and to Laura Funke for coordinating this contest.

Congratulations to our 2008 Poster Contest Winners!

We have chosen TWO grand prize winners who will each be awarded $50.00.

Grand Prize Winners:

Josue Gonzalez
First Language: Spanish (born in Mexico)
Grade 5
Vista View Elementary
Burnsville, MN
(Teacher: Mindi Limberg)

Lilianne Vang
First Language: Hmong
Grade 7
Buffalo Community Middle School
Buffalo, MN
(Teacher: Lisa Jensen)

Each of the First Place winners for these categories will be awarded $25.00.

First Place in Grade 4-6 Category:
Fakiha Ahmed
First Language: Amheric (born in Ethiopia)
Grade 5
Vista View Elementary
Burnsville, MN
(Teacher: Mindi Limberg)

First Place in Grade 5-7 Category:
Alejandra Ramos
First Language: Spanish (born in Mexico)
Southwest Middle School
Albert Lea, MN
(Teacher: Sue Ellis)

2007 Winners of the MinneTESOL Essay Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2007 Essay contest. This contest was open to all students currently studying English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in MN. Essays were limited to 500 words or less and the student’s instructor had to assist with the application process.

And the winners are….(click on links to read essays)

Elementary school: Duyen Do, Virginia , MN
Middle school: Anthu Huynh, Apple Valley, MN
High school: Khadra Mohamed, Oakdale, MN
Adult Basic Education: Rebeca Robles, Fridley, MN

Each prize winner was awarded $30 and publication on our website.