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Freedom Road Essay Contest Winners


By Wallingford Pub... - Posted on 25 February 2009

1st Prize: Lindsey Clark ($500)
2nd Prize: Sarah Bennett ($300)
3rd Prize: Samantha Pelletier ($200)

The Wallingford Public Library and The Coalition for Unity are pleased to announce the winners of the Freedom Road Essay Contest.

The judges were delighted with the caliber of the essays submitted and found it very difficult to choose among them. We were also very pleased that we received submissions from Lyman Hall High School, Sheehan High School, Choate Rosemary Hall, and one home-schooled student.

There will be a reception for the students, their families and guests, and any community members wishing to support the efforts put forth by these Wallingford sophomores. The students read the novel Freedom Road on their own time, and submitted thoughtful essays on the delicate balance of race relations following the Civil War, and what relevance this might hold for us today as we move toward understanding in a global society.

The reception will take place at 5:30 on Tuesday, March 24th in the Collins Room of the Main Library. Students will read their essays at the reception, and the essays will then be published in the Record-Journal.



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