However, the 17-year-old senior at St. Paul’s Central High School was “speechless” when he found out he’ll keep company with literary greats like Jonathan Franzen, Neil Gaiman and Toni Morrison when his words appear on bags and cups at Chipotle restaurants, starting Monday.
Fue Xiong was one of 10 students, and the only one in the Twin Cities area, to win a nationwide essay contest, and his essay scored the highest of any winner. The feature is part of the restaurant’s Cultivating Thought Author Series in which quotes from inspirational leaders and authors grace its cups and bags.
Fue Xiong’s English teacher, Anthony Jacobs, made it an assignment for all his Expository Composition students apply for the scholarship.
“I had always written essays about my parents, but never involved with food,” said Fue Xiong of his winning submission, titled “Two Minutes about Sardines.”
Full article and his essay at www.twincities.com