NAUGATUCK – State Representative Rosa Rebimbas (R-70) awarded citations to Naugatuck students Amy Morrissey and Jaylynn Elaine Ham for their performance in a local essay contest on March 27th, 2018. The students wrote about prominent Connecticut women who had a major impact on American culture and industry. Amy wrote about Madeleine L‘Engle, the famous author of A Wrinkle in Time, now a major motion picture, and Jaylynn wrote about Anna Louise James, the first African American woman pharmacist.
“Countless women have made strides that have changed the course of American history,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “Today, we recognize two young women from our community who have chosen to write about the accomplishments of Madeleine L’Engle and Anna Louise James. I am very impressed by their hard work, thorough research, and writing skills. Clearly their future has great potential, much like the women they discuss in their essays.”
(From left to right: Principal Joanna Hunt, Jaylynn Elaine Ham, Amy Morrissey, and State Rep. Rosa Rebimbas.)