You are over the maximum count by 3 words so you will need to revise one sentence presentation to come down to the 200 word requirement. You are at liberty to choose which sentence you believe you can reword without affecting the rest of the paper. That happens sometimes. The good news is that you do not have to revise the whole essay, just a portion of it.
Las Vegas Review Journal,
If you want to revise the whole paper, then maybe explain why you opted to use the Las Vegas Review Journal as a topic source for your school paper. Surely there is a personal interest that led to this choice so it would help if the screener knew about it. It would help better explain how you developed your mindset as represented throughout the essay.