SALINAS, California– June 4, 2018— Scheid Family Wines is proud to reveal the winners of the 2018 Scheid Composing Contest. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary in Monterey’s Salinas Valley, the program has actually donated more than $320,000 to scholarships for local high school students.The Scheid Composing
Contest was initially created by Al Scheid in 1984 for his high school alma mater, Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, Ohio. He introduced the contest as a way to offer back to the neighborhood and supply assistance to determined high school trainees who wished to attend college. 4 years later, persuaded that the local schools in the Salinas Valley might take advantage of the contest, Al brought it to King City High School. Greenfield High School– constructed on land that was previously vineyards owned by Scheid– was contributed to the program in 2001.
Al has always believed that being able to communicate ideas effectively is the key to success. He produced the composing contest to provide students the chance to fully delve into a subject. Each year, the winners are chosen based upon their capability to research and write a 3-5 page essay on an offered topic. Different scholarships are granted for each grade level. Previous topics have consisted of Guantánamo Bay and interrogation techniques, the Ground Absolutely no mosque, the effect of social networks on society, the death penalty, immigration reform, worldwide warming, the USA Patriot Act and its result on an individual’s right to personal privacy, using military tribunals in terrorist cases, and the pros and cons of the Electoral College.The subject for
2018 was the National Anthem.On August 26, 2016,the argument over kneeling or sitting in demonstration during the nationwide anthem was stimulated by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick when he first picked not to stand during” The Star-Spangled Banner. “Throughout the previous two football seasons, some NFL gamers have likewise decided to “take a knee “instead of stand during the anthem. What positive results have
their actions had on our view of exactly what is patriotic? What negative impacts have their actions had? Do you concur or disagree with an athlete who opts to not stand during the anthem? Do you feel that protesting during the nationwide anthem is a proper time to object? Why or why not? What actions do you believe somebody should, or ought to not, do during the singing of the national anthem?The senior-class winners from Greenfield High School were: Veronica Gasca(
1 st ), Alize Ortiz (2 nd), Rosa Sanchez(3 rd), and Nicolette Shaheen (4th). The senior winners from King City High School were: Thomas Stephens(1 st), Jose Torres (2nd),
Lauren Rist (3 rd), and Cristian Chavez(4 th ). Other winners included: Samuel Rivera(11th grade ), Karina Aguirre(11 th grade ), Jose Gomez(11th grade), Dominic Conricode(10 thgrade), Felipe Cruz (10 th grade ), Stephanie Soto(10 th grade), and Dayana Rivera (9 th grade). The total awardsdistributed were$ 8,950 for each school.About Scheid Household Wines Scheid Family Wines has farmed wine grapes in Monterey County, California because1972. With 4,000 acres of sustainably-certified vineyards situated
along a 70-mile spread of the Salinas Valley and a modern winery, Scheid Family Wines
is fully-integrated to bring high quality estate grown wines to the marketplace. The Scheid Family Wines nationally-distributed portfolio consists of Scheid Vineyards, District 7, Metz Roadway, VDR, Stirs’ Ghost, GIFFT, Ranch 32 and Ryder Estate. In addition, Scheid Household Wines produces over 20 regionally dispersed brands for particular clients or distributors.