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Rep. Noreen Kokoruda Praises Memorial Day Essay Contest Finalists

Posted on July 2, 2019 by admin


State Rep. Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) acknowledged the efforts of all essay contest finalists at a Board of Selectmen meeting in Madison on Monday, June 24.

This essay contest was designed to encourage student involvement with Memorial Day and reinforce creative writing; students were encouraged to submit essays regarding the importance of recognizing Gold Star Families. The contest also provided students with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and public speaking skills.

The essay contest finalists consisted of sixth and eighth grade students from Dr. Robert H. Brown Middle School, Our Lady of Mercy Preparatory Academy, and The Country School. The essay contest finalists were: Julia Coric, Amanda Coric, Katie Miller, Lillian Miller, Emma Strait, Alexis Kuszpa and Pierce McMillan.

“It was wonderful to present these well-deserved citations to essay finalists from Madison’s surrounding elementary schools for their hard work and creativity in drafting some really great essays surrounding the topic of Memorial Day. I would like to once again thank all of the students and their families for shedding light on the importance of recognizing Gold Star Families with their lovely essays,” said Rep. Kokoruda.

“It is also important that we not only recognize and aide Gold Star Families, but all military families.  I think I speak for many of us when I say that we can all take comfort for the future in knowing that these young, very capable individuals will soon be in charge,” added Rep. Kokoruda.