Joann Yang
Honorable Mention

AwardHonorable Mention

SchoolPeachtree Ridge High School

CitySuwanee, Georgia

TeacherHope Steele

InternAllyson Barley


The family finds happiness while waiting for the baby to be born after nine months and when the baby takes his or her first breath, the family knows the baby and they have to face the unexpected obstacles that were never there. A family with a child with congenital hands goes through a massive amount of stress and worry. Despite all of the stress and sorrow, the family does not turn away and continues to give unconditional love to the child. The child laughs, cries, and lives her life through the powerful love of her family.