This weekend, eleven sixth-grade students from Fairfield’s schools had the opportunity to publicly share their winning essays on important women in Connecticut’s history at the Pequot Library. State Representative Brenda Kupchick (R-132) sponsored her second annual essay contest in conjunction with Fairfield County Bank and the Pequot Library, and was pleased to have the participation of additional schools in this year’s contest.
“My hope was for students to have an opportunity to learn about the many significant women who have made a difference in our state,” Rep. Kupchick said.
One winner and one runner-up were selected from each school by school administration officials. Below is the list of winners from each school:
Eagle Hill School
Fairfield Woods Middle School
Erin Capodanno—First place
Roger Ludlowe Middle School
Marion Conklin—First place
Our Lady of Assumption & Holy Family
Shaye DeLaurentis–First Place
St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School
Max Mulquin—First place
“The students have composed very impressive essays. It was a pleasure to recognize their great work and achievement,” said Rep. Kupchick. “I want to thank all of the students who participated in the contest, not just the winners, but all the students who submitted some very excellent work.”
This past Saturday, over 50 parents, grandparents, school administrators, teachers, and members of the public gathered to recognize the students. Winners and runners-up each read their essay and received a citation from the Connecticut General Assembly, a pin of the state seal and a gift from Fairfield County Bank.