May 21, 2010
Montpelier, Vt. - Secretary of State Deb Markowitz will honor the winners of the 2010 Vermont Secretary of State’s Poster and Essay Contest by treating them to a rare viewing of the original Vermont Constitution on Monday, May 24, at the Secretary of State’s Office in the Redstone Building, 26 Terrace Street, in Montpelier beginning at 10:15 a.m.
In addition to being granted an up-close look at this historic document, the contest winners and their classes will tour the Vermont State House and the Vermont Historical Society Museum. At 12:15 p.m., in an award ceremony in the State House cafeteria, Secretary Markowitz will present the winners with a certificate and a $100 prize donated to each student's classroom to spend on civics education.
The Vermont Secretary of State’s Poster and Essay Contest is an effort to promote awareness of Vermont history, the Vermont Constitution, and the importance of democracy among students in Grades K-12. Over 300 Vermont students participated in the contest by submitting posters or essays.
A selection of the winning posters and essays may be viewed on the Secretary of State’s website at www.sec.state.vt.us
This year’s honorees are:
Grades K-2 Poster Contest on Official Vermont Symbols
Class Winner: Reading Elementary School, Lisa Kaija’s Art Class
Individual Winner: Maddy Trimpi, The Pomfret School
Honorable Mention: Anastasia Page, Shrewsbury Mountain School
Lily Welch, Thetford Elementary School
Grades 3-5 Poster Contest on a Vermont History Theme
Class Winner: Cornwall Elementary School, Janne Giles 4th Grade
Individual Winner: Sylvia Sage Holland, Orchard Valley Waldorf School
Honorable Mention: Hannah Faith Davis, Thetford Elementary
Chris Ward, Waitsfield Elementary
Grades 6-8 Essay Contest on the Vermont Constitution
Individual Winner: Alex Crompton, Sherburne Elementary
Grades 9-12 Essay Contest on the Vermont Constitution
Individual Winner: Paige Malone, Burr and Burton Academy
Source: Secretary of State
Last Updated at: May 21, 2010 10:08:48