Charles M. Bauervic Foundation Inc. Northwood University Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Bauervic High School Essay Competition

2022 Essay Contest Winners

We are pleased and honored to announce the winners of the 2021 Bauervic Essay Competition. Congratulations to all the recipients!

First Place: Alexander Noel Tokarev

Essay: COVID Mandates and Liberty

Third Place: Lilliana Bernier

Essay: Mandatory vaccination, vaccine mandates, and liberty essay

Read about our winning contestants here.


Check back here in the fall of 2022 for information on the 2023 contest!

2022 Topic

Vaccine mandates and liberty: Where do we draw the line?


All high school students are eligible (public school, private school, homeschool, international students).

Cash Prizes

  • 1st place: $750
  • 2nd place: $500
  • 3rd place: $250