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LWVG, Affiliate High School Clubs Announce Essay Contest Winners

The League of Women Voters of Greenwich and their affiliate high school clubs announced the winners of their recent essay contest for students in grades K-12. This inaugural essay contest celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment and the founding of the League of Women Voters. The essay prompt — What if women could not vote? — is designed to encourage students to reflect on the many and varied contributions of women in America over the last hundred years, and in the future. read more...

Woman’s Suffrage Centennial Student Essay Contest

The League of Women Voters of Greenwich and their affiliate high school clubs announce an upcoming essay contest for students in grades K-12. This inaugural essay contest celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment and the founding of the League of Women Voters. The essay prompt – ‘What if women could not vote?’ – is designed to encourage students to reflect on the many and varied contributions of women in America over the last hundred years, and in the future. read more...

GHS Junior Wins UCONN Martin Luther King Essay Contest

Greenwich High School (GHS) junior Naureen Kurji was been selected as the winner of the 2016 University of Connecticut (UCONN) Martin Luther King Jr. Day Essay Contest in the 11-12 Grade category. Naureen is a student in GHS teacher Aaron Hull’s Civics 500 class and submitted her essay to UCONN as part of a class project. Mr. Hull said, “Naureen’s essay ties together the Michael Brown murder, MLK’s “I have a dream” message, and her experiences in Greenwich and Fairfield County in a powerful piece.” Naureen, her family and her teacher Mr. Hull will attend UCONN’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Jan. 18 in Storrs. read more...