Medford youngster wins national essay contest

July 29, 2017 by  

A 7th-grade student from Hendrick Middle School in medford, Oregon recently received a call from the Natural High Organization about her essay.

The call was to tell Jaiden Gallery that she was the winner of a national essay contest. Her anti-drug essay, which managed to beat out all of the other competition in the Natural High 2017 Video and Essay Contest, talked about how she receives a natural high from playing soccer, and drew from her own family experience of addictive substances.

Jaiden further discussed these issues in her essay, saying:

“Drugs and alcohol make you forget what’s important. Like family, jobs, bills and even your physical health. My parents were always doing drugs with me and my siblings around… I live with one of my brothers and my grandparents because my parents weren’t capable of taking care of my siblings and me.”

Jaiden will be receiving $1,000 for her essay and a trip to the 2017 Natural High Gala in San Diego, where she will be able to see Dancing with the Stars’ Chelsie Hightower

For more information regarding Jaiden Gallery and her winning essay, to find out more about the Natural High Organization, or to become a sponsor for the 2017 Natural High Gala where sponsors could have their logo design advertised on the red carpet step, visit the Natural High website.