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May 20, 2013

Sec’y of State Jim Condos Announces Awards Winners of 2013 Poster and Essay Contest

Montpelier – Secretary of State Jim Condos honored the winners of the 2013 Vermont Secretary of State’s Poster and Essay Contest on Monday, May 13th at the State House in Montpelier.

As part of the awards celebration, contest winners toured the Vermont State House and the Vermont Historical Society or Supreme Court. At 1:00 p.m., in an awards ceremony at the State House, the first prize winning students were presented with a certificate and a $100 prize will be donated to each student's classroom to spend on civics education. There were also a number of honorable mentions for outstanding work.

"It was very difficult to select winners from the many fine essays and creative posters we received," stated Secretary Condos. "This program is a great way to get younger students thinking about their state and its history, while encouraging older students to examine the nature of self governance and its importance in a free society," said Condos.

The Vermont Secretary of State’s Poster and Essay Contest is an annual event to promote awareness of Vermont history, the Vermont Constitution, and the importance of voting and democracy among students in Grades K-12.

The winning posters and essays may be viewed on the Secretary of State’s Kids Page website at www.sec.state.vt.us

Jim Condos is Vermont’s Secretary of State.

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Grades K-2: Vermont Symbols Poster

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Class Winner:

Bridgewater Village School Kindergarten, Deanne Fitzpatrick, Teacher

Individual Winner:

Braxton Benoit, Bridgewater Village School Kindergarten, Deanne Fitzpatrick, Teacher

Honorable Mention:

Donnivan Thaiyne True, Bridgewater Village School Kindergarten, Deanne Fitzpatrick, Teacher

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Individual Winner:

Karsyn Bellomo, Rutland City Public Schools, Bradley Bender, Teacher

Honorable Mention:

Aiden Berry, Rutland City Public Schools, Bradley Bender, Teacher

Honorable Mention:

Keira Van Dien, Rutland City Public Schools, Bradley Bender, Teacher

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Grades 3-5: Vermont History Poster

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Individual Winner:

Taylor Strong, Bridgewater Village School Third Grade, Mercy Grinold, Teacher

Honorable Mention:

Hailey Cannon, Bridgewater Village School Third Grade, Mercy Grinold, Teacher

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Class Winner:

Bridgewater Village School Fourth Grade, Mercy Grinold, Teacher

Individual Winner:

Tobin Calder, Bridgewater Village School Fourth Grade, Mercy Grinold, Teacher

Honorable Mention:

Riley Earle, Bridgewater Village School Fourth Grade, Mercy Grinold, Teacher

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Individual Winner:

Alexandra Parr, South Royalton School Fourth Grade, Hope Yeager Teacher

Honorable Mention:

Hannah White, South Royalton School Fourth Grade, Hope Yeager, Teacher

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Individual Winner:

Julia Bartlett, Cornwall Elementary School Third Grade, Janne Giles, Teacher

Honorable Mention:

Jack Poppenga, Cornwall Elementary School Third Grade, Janne Giles, Teacher

Honorable Mention:

Thomas Denton, Cornwall Elementary School Third Grade, Janne Giles, Teacher

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Class Winner:

Cornwall Elementary School Fourth Grade, Janne Giles, Teacher

Individual Winner:

Clara Wolff, Cornwall Elementary School Fourth Grade, Janne Giles, Teacher

Honorable Mention:

Ella McKhann, Cornwall Elementary School Fourth Grade, Janne Giles, Teacher

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Grades 6-8 Essay Topic: Amendment of the Vermont Constitution, Chapter II § 72

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Individual Winner:

Angela Kubicke, The Riverside School Seventh Grade, Peter Sahlin, Teacher

Source: Secretary of State
Last Updated at: May 20, 2013 08:30:24