Students awarded for essays on important women

Sixth graders from Perry Hill and St. Joseph schools were honored for essay writing by state Sen. Kevin C. Kelly (R-21) and state Rep. Larry Miller (R-122) during a recent ceremony. The event was hosted in partnership with Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan, which presented awards for the winning essays.

The essay topic was “Important Women in Connecticut History and How Their Contributions to the State and Nation Affect Me.” Four winning essays from Perry Hill School and three winning essays from St. Joseph School were selected from the essays that were judged.

The winners:

Perry Hill School

• First: Abby Brand.

• Second: Alyssa Bretan.

• Third: Meghan Pineau.

• Fourth: Stephanie Schofield.

St. Joseph School

• First: Ariana Wheeler.

• Second: Dominic Zaleski.

• Third: Alexa Micciche.

At the event, the winners each read their essay, and received a citation from the Connecticut General Assembly. Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan also presented gift cards to each of the students.

The students were joined by their parents, grandparents, school administrators, teachers and members of the public who recognized their accomplishments on April 23 at Plumb Memorial Library.