Larmoyeux & Bone – Nationally acclaimed personal injury law firm, Larmoyeux & Bone helps injured people get their lives back together in legal cases throughout the State of Florida. Bill Bone and Chris Larmoyeux, with over 60 years of combined experience donate the administrative costs to operate “Do the Write Thing” Challenge in Palm Beach County.
Florida Crystals – Florida Crystals, which is headquartered in Palm Beach County, is the world’s largest producer of refined sugar. The company and the Fanjul Family underwrite all the costs of the Recognition Luncheon and the cost to send the delegation of student Ambassadors and parents and teachers to Washington, D.C. every summer. www.floridacrystals.com
The William H. Pitt Foundation was established in 1986 to benefit deserving youth primarily through education. The Foundation rewards middle schools that participate in this program by giving a “no strings attached” grant to every principal who voluntarily convinces at least 50% of the students in his or her school to participate in “Do the Write Thing” Challenge.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office – The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to safeguarding the lives of all people in our communities by helping reduce crime and enhance public safety. The Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Trust Fund pays to publish the top writings every year. www.pbso.org
Thomas S. Kenan – We thank Thomas S. Kenan for his generous financial contribution and support.
Susan and James Patterson – We also thank Susan and James Patterson for their financial contribution and advice. Mr. Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and the Middle School series.
The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation – We thank The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation for their financial contribution. The Fortin Foundation has been extremely important to the civic life of Palm Beach County, first under the direction of Mary Alice Fortin and now with the involvement of her children and grandchildren.
The following organizations read, rank and judge the written submissions:
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
Florida Crystals Corporation
The Office of Congresswomen Lois Frankel, 22nd Congressional District
The Office of Congressman Alcee Hastings, 20th Congressional District
The Office of the Palm Beach County Public Defender
The Office of the Palm Beach County State Attorney
The School District of Palm Beach County, Department of Teaching and Learning
The School District of Palm Beach County, Department of Safe Schools