The 2014 Essay Contest is a chance for students from all backgrounds to share their personal stories and how they have used Jackie Robinson's values to face their own barriers. Entries are due March 14, 2014. Grades 4-8 | Grade 9
Luke Lunday has learned how the power of introspection can change a life. Luke, the winner of the annual Breaking Barriers essay contest, was honored at Citi Field and returned a night later for a trip to the All-Star Game. Read
You'd be hard-pressed to find a bigger baseball fan than Matt Eisner. A Nationals fan, he is the author of the popular blog Matt's Bats, on which he details not only Nats happenings, but all of his baseball opinions. He's also 8 years old. Read
Major League Baseball and Scholastic announced that Luke Lunday, from West Point, N.Y., and Jennifer Wayland, from Chesterfield, Mo., were selected as the winners of the 2013 "Breaking Barriers" essay contest. Read
Arsema Tesfai, a Chicago seventh grader, is one of four winners of the annual Breaking Barriers essay contest, and she's got big dreams. In her winning essay, Arsema details her brother's death days before he was to attend college. Read
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