Loudoun County Public Schools Student Achieves Second Place in VSBA Essay Contest


Larina Yu, a rising Senior at Stone Bridge High School, was recognized as one of three winners of the Virginia School Boards Association’s (VSBA) First Annual Student Essay Contest. Larina, along with the first and third place winners, were recognized at the VSBA Conference on Education which took place virtually on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. This was the first year of the contest where this year’s theme was “Can and Should Freedom of Expression and Civility Co-exist?”

Winners were selected by a panel of judges who were presented the written essay as well as a recorded speech. Larina’s essay, entitled “Civility: The Undervalued Virtue,” discussed the moral obligation that individuals have to uphold civility in their daily lives and interactions with constituents.

The Virginia School Boards Association, a voluntary, nonpartisan organization of Virginia school boards, promotes excellence in public education through advocacy, training and services. VSBA offers conferences, information, training and counseling designed to meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s educational leaders.





Published July 22, 2021