Trumbull Delegation Honor ‘Sixth Grade Essay Contest’ Celebrating Women

Posted on March 12, 2018 by jdooley


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TRUMBULL – State Representatives David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) held a ceremony at the Trumbull Library to honor sixth grade winners of their 3rd Annual Essay Contest on March 10th.

All public and private schools with 6th grade students in the town of Trumbull were invited to participate in the National Women’s History Month contest by writing a 300-word essay on the topic, “Important Women in Connecticut’s History and How Their Contributions to the State and Nation Affect Me.”

Each student was asked to focus on one notable Connecticut woman, detailing her life and accomplishments and what those accomplishments mean to them. The students read their essays and received an official state citation and a state seal of Connecticut pin from the Connecticut General Assembly.

Rep. Rutigliano said, “I want to thank all of the students who participated in the essay contest, not only the winners, but all the students from each school who submitted some amazing work.”

One winner and one runner-up were chosen by each school and were invited along with their family members and school staff to a Saturday ceremony at the Trumbull Library.

The winners and runners up were:

MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL

Jaden Buchetto “HEIDI LANGAN”

Annamarie Cretella “TRUDY HIGGINS”

HILLCREST MIDDLE SCHOOL

Dev Mehta “CAROLYN MILES”

Jane Parente “VIRGINIA THRALL SMITH”

THERESA SCHOOL

Bento Silva “CAROLINE FERRIDAY”

Joseph Saunders “ALYSSA NAEHER” 

The Trumbull Delegation thanked the Trumbull Library for hosting the ceremony and the principals, teachers and students of the schools for participating in the essay contest.