Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lawmakers recognize 9 Shelton students

Essay contest winners earn plaudits

Pictured front row, from left: Bella O’Rourke, Perry Hill School; Jessie Nielsen, Perry Hill School; Ethan Novicio, St. Joseph School; Jake Michelson, Perry Hill School; Kate Clomiro, Perry Hill School; Aislynn Kostandini, Perry Hill School; Emma Romaniello, St. Joseph School.

Back row, from left: Pam Ellsworth, Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan Branch Manager, state Rep. Jason Perillo, Brian Romaniello, state Sen. Kevin Kelly. / Contributed photo

SHELTON – State Sen. Kevin Kelly, R-Stratford, and state Rep. Jason Perillo, R-Shelton, honored nine Shelton students for winning their school essay contests sponsored by Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan.
The winning sixth graders from Perry Hill School and St. Joseph School were presented with citations and a special prize from Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan during a recent award ceremony at Plumb Memorial Library.

Students were asked to write a 300-word essay on the topic “Important Women in CT history and how their contributions to the state and nation affect me.”
Teachers selected the winners and Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan provided $25 Visa gift cards as prizes. Each student  also was presented with a citation by Kelly and Perillo.

“These young writers all shared impressive and inspiring stories,” Kelly said. “Each essay offered a unique look at our history through the eyes of a young person in today’s world. I congratulate them all on their amazing work and hope they will continue writing, expressing their ideas, and honing their skills and talents.”

“The entries made by the students were impressive in their interest in the subject and their scholarship,” Perillo said. “I am pleased to congratulate the winners, as well as all of the students who took part in this contest. I am certain they will continue to distinguish themselves academically.”

A representative from Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan was present to congratulate the students.

“I would like to thank Senator Kelly and Representative Perillo for giving Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan the opportunity to sponsor this event again this year,” said Pam Ellsworth, Branch Manager at Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan.
“It has been my pleasure to attend the award ceremonies and listen to the essays.  Every year I am amazed at the quality of the essays.”

Winners include: Perry Hill School students Kate Clomiro, Aislynn Kostandini, Jake Michelson, Jessie Nielsen, Bella O’Rourke, Zach Prindle. And from St. Joseph School, students Ethan Novicio, Brian Romaniello, Emma Romaniello.

From left to right: Pam Ellsworth, Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan; state Rep. Jason Perillo, Kate Clomiro, state Sen. Kevin Kelly. / Contributed photo

This post is taken from a press release from state Sen. Kevin Kelly's office. 

Congratulations to all of these award-winning students!

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