It was a happy day as teachers and principals got in on the surprise and announced the good news to the winners.
The students are thrilled to learn that they'll be flown to The Oprah Winfrey Show to meet Professor Wiesel. Next stop, Chicago!
Oprah's National High School Essay Contest
Meet the judges of Oprah's National High School Essay Contest.
Nate Berkus gives his first head-to-toe makeover. Plus, he's going back to high school as one lucky woman's reunion date.
Oprah's Angel Network presents Irasema Salcido and Cesar Chavez Public Charter High School for Public Policy the $100,000 Use Your Life Award.