State Legislators Hold Essay Contest For Sixth Grade Students [Courant]

June 23, 2014

Hartford Courant

CANTON — Two state legislators from town have announced the winners of an annual essay contest they hold for students in Canton and Avon.

For the fourth year, state Sen. Kevin Witkos and state Rep. Tim LeGeyt have done an essay contest on the importance of Memorial Day. According to an announcement they issued jointly, more than 100 sixth grade students at Canton Intermediate School along with Thompson Brook School in Avon participated. The six winning students, three from each school, were recognized at an awards ceremony held on June 5 at the Collinsville Saving Society’s offices, where the students read their essays.

The top winners from Thompson Brook School are Rhiannon Richmond in first place, Neetha Kasala in second place and Katelyn DeManche in third. From Canton Intermediate School, the winners were Erich & Klarissa Kronschnabel in first place, Logan Mansur in second place and Julia Melton, who came in third.

“Year after year, I continue to be impressed with the insight and ability of our students, who present such excellent work,” LeGeyt said in a statement. “This year was no exception. The essays were inspired, thoughtful and very well-crafted.”

LeGeyt represents the 17th House District, which covers Canton and part of Avon. Witkos is the state senator from the 8th Senate District, which includes Avon and Canton along with several other communities.