Representative Tony Hwang was on hand to congratulate two local students who were honored for their submissions to the 16th Annual Secretary of the State Essay Contest. Participating students from around the state submitted essays on the theme “What Person in Connecticut History Do You Most Admire and Why?”
Winners were honored in a reception at the State Capitol on Thursday, March 4th, 2010, and were presented citations and recognition by Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz. Students were then given a tour of the State Capitol by the League of Women Voters.
Winners were awarded in each of Connecticut’s five Congressional Districts. Jenny Pehota of Burr Elementary School in Fairfield was awarded Second Place for the Fourth Congressional District. Jason Scott Deck of North Stratfield School in Fairfield received an Honorable Mention for his work.
PHOTOS: Rep. Tony Hwang and Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz congratulate Jenny Pehota (top) and Jason Scott Deck (bottom) for their submissions in the annual Secretary of the State Essay Contest.