Winners of the Abigail Phelps 2021 Essay Contests announced

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Families, teachers and Abigail Phelps Chapter members gathered virtually on March 14 to announce winners of the American History Essay Contests.

The contest is for grades 5–8. This year’s topic was the Boston Massacre, considered a pivotal event that paved the way to the American Revolution. March 5, 2020 marked the 250th anniversary. Students were asked to imagine they are living in Boston and, after witnessing the events, to describe their family’s discussion about the Boston Massacre and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament.

The chapter winners are

Fifth grade: First place, Catherine Hogan, Farmington Valley Academy Montessori (FVAM); second place, Auguste Stadelmann, FVAM; third place, Eden Lloyd, FVAM.

Sixth grade: First place, Sydney Turner, FVAM; second place, Lily Vencenzo, Granby Memorial Middle School (GMMS); third place, Charles Massaro, FVAM.

Seventh grade: First place, Hansika Lenkala, East Granby Middle School (EGMS); second place, Chloe Dismukes, FVAM; third place, Christina Kosteini, FVAM.

Eighth grade: First place, Chloe Rapose, EGMS; second place, David Massaro, FVAM; third place, Sierra Ashe, GMMS.

The chapter is pleased to announce that two of the winners from the Abigail Phelps Chapter contest are also Connecticut DAR State first place winners for their grade. Congratulations to Catherine Hogan, winner for fifth grade, and Hansika Lenkala, winner for seventh grade.