Trumbull representatives honor sixth grade essay writers

Local students participated in National Women’s History Month

Back (left to right) State Reps. Ben McGorty, David Rutigliano and Laura Devlin with essay contest winners and runner-up, front (left to right) Joseph Rowe, Lyndsy Pontillo, Amanda DiPinto, Ryan Frate, Daniel Cubides, Neya Kidambi.

Back (left to right) State Reps. Ben McGorty, David Rutigliano and Laura Devlin with essay contest winners and runner-up, front (left to right) Joseph Rowe, Lyndsy Pontillo, Amanda DiPinto, Ryan Frate, Daniel Cubides, Neya Kidambi.

State Representatives David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin (R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) held a ceremony at the Trumbull Library to honor sixth grade winners of their second annual essay contest on Saturday, March 26.

All public and private schools with sixth grade students in the Town of Trumbull 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 Saturday ceremony at the Trumbull Library.

The winners and runners up at Madison Middle School were Ryan Frate and Amanda DiPinto.

Over at Hillcrest Middle School, sixth graders Neya Kidambi and Lyndsy Pontillo were the winner and runner-up, respectively.

St. Theresa’s School was also recognized for their participation in the competition with Daniel Cubides and Joseph Rowe receiving the top honors.

The Trumbull Delegation thanked the Trumbull Library for hosting the ceremony and the principals, teachers and students of the schools for participating in the essay contest.

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