Phoenix sixth grader to have courageous essay published

Phoenix Country Day School sixth grade student, Benjamin Marsden, recently was notified that his essay on the top of courage will be published in “The Courage of Children.”

AZ-NV 040715 MarsdenBenjaminFor his essay, Benjamin chose to write about his older brother Oliver, a junior at PCDS, helped him find the courage to thrive in a new school environment. His story contained familiar themes of nerves surrounding a new environment and was also a testament to the power of brotherly love, according to a press release.

Representatives from The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum wrote, “Benjamin has been chosen from hundreds of submissions as an honorable mention. His essay will be published alongside students from Boston and as far away as Pakistan in the 24th volume of “The Courage of Children.” Benjamin’s story is so inspiring, and makes a truly special addition to this year’s collection.”

More information on The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum can be found at

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