Renee Holzknecht

by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Just a few months after winning the Minnesota Peace Essay contest, 17-year-old Renee Holzknecht of Elk River was named second-place winner nationally in Washington, D.C. for her 1,500-word essay, “Egypt, Iran, and Beyond: How New Media Is Their Voice and How That Voice Can Be Protected.” Her second-place essay is [...]

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Elk River High School junior Renee Holzknecht has won the State Peace Essay Contest. She will represent Minnesota at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) National Peace Essay Contest. In winning the state competition, she receives a $1,000 scholarship and is now eligible for a $10,000 national scholarship. The national contest theme was “The [...]

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