Posted on April 2, 2019 by jdooley
HARTFORD – State Representative Brenda Kupchick (R-132) hosted a ceremony at the was at the Fairfield Museum and History Center on Saturday to honor the Fairfield sixth graders who won the essay contest she has sponsored for the community for the past eight years.
All public and private schools with 6th grade students in Fairfield 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 participant was asked to research 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 from the Connecticut General Assembly and a check from Fairfield County bank.
Rep. Kupchick was joined by State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) as she presented the awards.
“This annual contest is a wonderful way to provide students with new opportunities to learn more about Connecticut women who stood against conventional attitudes and made a difference in our state and country,” said Rep. Kupchick. “It was a pleasure to recognize the student’s excellent work and achievement. I want to thank all of the students who participated in the contest and the staff who worked with them.” Read More