All grade 5, 6, 7, and 8 students in a public, private, or parochial school, or those in registered home-study programs, are eligible.
This contest is conducted without regard to race, religion, sex, or national origin.
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks.
People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked.
He wrote about the effects of advances in technology leading to an increase in unemployment after World War I.
“I wanted something that could bring the reader into my story,” said Boyle, a student at Catholic Academy of Stamford.
Their assignment was to write from a young person’s point of view about colonials faced with the burdensome tax on all paper products, including legal documents, magazines, newspapers, even playing cards.
In the students’ essays, the man of the family chose to fight the tax by joining the secret organization, the Sons of Liberty, with the support of their wives and children.
“In my stories I write, I always like making details.
I just tried to picture myself in the ‘20s and tried to imagine what would life be like for a kid my age.” Stamford High’s Vishnu Ramesh earned first place in the 10th-grade essay portion, while the first- and second-place winners for the 11th-grade portion attend Westhill.