Connolly Student Wins 1st Place in Presidential Essay Contest

Congratulations to Connolly Elementary School fourth grader Amedea Cipriano, who took 1st place in the fourth-grade category of the Raynham Hall Museum Great Presidents Essay Writing Contest held in conjunction with the Oyster Bay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Amedea is recognized for her essay on Franklin D. Roosevelt, which was chosen as the best among more than 400 essays submitted. Raynham Hall and the DAR recently held an award ceremony and reception for the winners, their teachers and families at the museum, located in Oyster Bay.

Amedea attended and proudly accepted her award. She will also be honored by the Glen Cove Board of Education at their March 10 meeting. Her teacher is Lorraine Clementz.

The Great Presidents Essay Writing Contest is open to all students in grades two through six who are willing to write an original essay about their favorite U.S. President and why they chose him. Essays are judged on content, creativity, adherence to guidelines, historical accuracy and correct grammatical usage.