* First place: David Eliahu of Monte Vista High, $1000;
* Second: Katherine Zhang of Dougherty Valley, $500;
* Third: Steven Lau of Cal High, $250; Shree Patel of Dougherty Valley, $250; and Amanda Swenson of San Ramon Valley, $250.
Grants and donations were from PG&E and Sheriff Warren Rupf. The awards were presented at a San Ramon City Council meeting by Tom Guarino of PG&E, Sheriff Warren Rupf, Exchange Club President Karen Stepper, and Roxanne Lindsay, Essay Speaker Series Co-Producer and Fire District Director.