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WCA President Erika Ross Chosen as one of 10 Top Entries in Nationwide Positivity Contest

By Ivey Van Allen-Steinberg

positivity-project-logoWhen WISH families and friends join together, the results get national attention!  Thanks to their daily voting, Erika Ross has been named as one of only 10 finalists in Amway's national Positivity Project contest.  The contest, which was created to recognize and celebrate the impact positivity makes in people's lives every day, offers a grand prize of $10,000.  Entrants were encouraged to share their stories about how the power of positive has changed their lives. 

Ms. Ross has won an all expenses paid trip to Hagerstown, MD to attend John Tesh's Christmas Concert on December 13, where a special ceremony will be held during the concert to announce the grand prize winner. The nine runners up will each receive a prize of $2,500 while the grand prize winner will walk away with $10,000-all given with the intention of paying forward the Power of Positive.

 "It's very easy to become discouraged by the de-prioritization of public education.  As the daughter of two lifelong public school teachers, I refuse to give up on quality public education.  It is this passion that brought our family to throw our energy and positivity into a brand-new, innovative independent public charter school.  I see the positive results in my daughter's experience and the experiences of the diverse group of students. I'm so excited to have been chosen as a semi-finalist in this contest, and to have others be able to see my story," says Ms. Ross. "I want everyone to learn about my inspirational experience-and most of all, I want people to vote for my submission!"

The Amway Positivity Project was launched in August 2010 with a goal to advance the power of positive in the world. Highlighting everyday stories of how positivity has made a difference in people's lives, the Amway Positivity Project encouraged people to submit their own stories of the impact of positivity through essay, photograph, video, illustration or poem.  The 25 semi-finalists were chosen by a panel of five judges that included motivational speaker and renowned composer John Tesh and lifestyle blogger Lori Deschene of TinyBuddha.com.