jessica salama, an upper west side resident and bronx high school of science senior, was one of two student to receive an honorable mention in the 2009 junior achievement of new york (jany) high school heroes essay contest.

as part of the high school heroes program, high school students volunteer to teach students in grades k to 5 basic economics. essay contest competitors were asked to write about their favorite moments of the program and how those experiences would impact their future. salama will receive a $150 cash prize.