The Fracchia Prize – 2020

Dear Members and Friends,

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 Fracchia Prize winners have been selected.

And the winners are…

2020 Fracchia Prize Winners - 1st Place Winner: Winnie Quock; 2nd Place Winner: Indigo Mudbhary; 3rd Place Winner: Luke Zepponi

On September 22 Mayor London Breed hosted a Zoom award ceremony where the winners were honored for their work. The students’ parents gave out the award certificates and prize money.

To watch the award ceremony, please click HERE or on the image above.

You can read the second-place winner’s entry in this issue of Panorama, which is posted on the SFHS website. Over the next few months we’ll be working with the Fracchia Prize winners to turn their writing  into published walking tours and mobile apps, available free to the public.

Stay tuned for the 2021 Fracchia Prize announcement!


Click to Read the 2019 Fracchia Prize Winners Essays!

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2019 Fracchia Prize: The Winning Essays (click image to download PDF, 23MB)

  • First Place: Art Activism: San Francisco’s History of Counterculture and Its Impact on the Mission District by Sofia H.G.
    Published in: Vol. 30 No. 1 issue (Summer 2019) of The Argonaut
  • Second Place: Living on the Edge by Allison D.
    Published in: 3rd quarter 2019 issue of Panorama
  • Third Place: Mission Bay by Yanzhu G.
    Published in: 4th quarter 2019 issue of Panorama