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February 12, 2013 > Real Estate agents sponsor student essay challenge

Real Estate agents sponsor student essay challenge

Local real estate agents interested in helping students do better in school sponsored their second annual literacy essay challenge, titled "I Know How to Eat Healthy."

"A healthy diet helps a student be more focused and attentive to instruction", said Sunil Sethi, President of Sunil Sethi Real Estate. "We've been sponsoring the Dictionaries and Thesauruses giveaway for seven years but wanted to have more impact on the students' writing skills, so we added an essay challenge", added Steven Fong, a former NHUSD teacher and now full-time real estate agent.

The Essay Challenge was open to all third graders in New Haven Unified School District; 281 entries - over 30% of the third grade population - responded. This was nearly twice as many students than participated in the essay challenge last year.

"If you want to raise a home's value, you have to play with the following parameters: improve school scores, improve the neighborhood (reduce crime and improve neighborhood cosmetics), and/or improve the home's condition. It makes a lot of sense for REALTORS and homeowners to help students do better in school.

The Office of County Supervisor Richard Valle; Kristie Turner of Kristie Turner Insurance Agency and Risha Kilaru of Prospect Mortgage sponsor the Dictionary and Thesaurus giveaway.

For more information, contact Sunil Sethi (510) 388-2436 or visit www.sunilsethi.com.

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