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Winners of essay contest honored during reception

June 01, 2008

In honor of Women's History Month, The Washington County Commission for Women honored the winners of the Commission's annual essay contest with a reception March 12.

The reception was conducted by Rose Wolters, commission president, and was held in the County Administration Building.

The reception served as a forum for the winners to read their essays and stand before proud parents and teachers to receive their certificate and prize check.

Julianna Albowitz was in attendance to read a letter from Sen. Barbara Mikulski and presented the winners with an additional certificate.

The commission awarded five prizes. Nicholas Hall won first place for his essay on Sen. Mikulski. Second and third place went to Aaron Mills and Christen Logsdon, respectively. Honorable mentions went to Vanessa Abrahams and Joseph Knotts.

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The essay contest is one of the key activities of the commission and always receives a good response from county students.

This year was the 12th of such annual essay contests with the topic being "Women in Politics."

Students chose women that they admire from this category as their essay subject. The contest was distributed in November and was open to any student from eighth through 12th grade who is schooled in Washington County - public school, private school, or home school. Cash prizes ranged from $50 to $300.

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