Kevin Zhou, a 16 year-old junior from Monte Vista High School in Danville, California, and Allie Comet, a 17-year old senior at Stuyvesant High School in New York City, were honored at the May 16, 2005 Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston for their prize-winning entries in the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students. Kevin Zhou's winning essay described the political courage of Humboldt County, California District Attorney Paul V. Gallegos who challenged the environmental practices of Pacific Lumber Company, the region's largest and most influential private-employer, committing what many people believed would be political suicide.
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