Stratford Legislators Congratulate Stratford Essay Contest Winners

April 5, 2016

Stratford, CT –March 28th, State Senator Kevin Kelly, State Representative Laura Hoydick and State Representative Ben McGorty joined The Milford Bank to honor student essay winners from Chapel Street Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Lordship Elementary, St. Mark’s Elementary, Nichols Elementary, and Wilcoxson Elementary Schools in Stratford.

The students participated in an essay contest where they wrote about important women in Connecticut’s history and how their contributions to the state and nation affected them.

The contest – held during Women’s History Month in March – was open to all 6th grade students in Stratford. The contest rules required students to compose a 300-word original essay.

Winners by school:

  • Chapel Elementary School: Winner Brayden Morales, Runner-up Mariana Trovarelli
  • Franklin Elementary School: Winner Yasmine Kamel, Runner-up Amanda Soares;
  • Lordship Elementary School: Winner Angelyna Upchurch, Runner-up Gianelee Cuevas;
  • St. Mark’s Elementary School: Winner Julia Sciallo, Runner-up Michael Sabados;
  • Nichols Elementary School: Winner Natalie Orris, Runner-up Julianna Taccogna;
  • Wilcoxson Elementary School: Winner Sydney Myers, Runner-up Elijah Alicea.

State Senator Kevin Kelly said, “It was great to see so many students participate in this event. They really researched and identified with the subjects they chose and did a wonderful job. I would also like to thank the teachers and parents who are critical in the educational acheviments of our youth.”

State Representative Laura Hoydick said, “All of the students who entered this contest demonstrated great interest in, and significant research on their subjects. I congratulate these great students on their scholarship, and recognition of the important contributions of so many women in our state’s history.”

State Representative Ben McGorty said, “It’s clear that these students have a meaningful understanding of the important contributions made by women in our state’s history, and it is reflected in their interesting and well-written essays. I offer my congratulations to all of the entrants, and the winners for their great work.”

Branch Manager Patricia M. Gallagher said, “The Milford Bank is proud to support this essay contest. We are proud of the students who participated and impressed with their essays.”

The principals, teachers and students of all of the schools along with the legislators thanked The Milford Bank for sponsoring the educational event.