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Trumbull Delegation Honors Essay Contest Winners Celebrating Women

The Trumbull essay winners receive their awards.
The Trumbull essay winners receive their awards. Photo Credit: Contributed

TRUMBULL, Conn. – State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) recently had a ceremony at the Trumbull Library to honor the sixth-grade winners of their 2nd Annual Essay Contest.

All public and private schools with sixth-grade students 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.

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

  • Madison Middle School: Ryan Frate and Amanda DiPinto.
  • Hillcrest Middle School: Neya Kidambi and Lyndsy Pontillo.
  • Theresa School: Daniel Cubides and Joseph Rowe.

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