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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ansonia Students Write Winning Essays

(from left to right: 3rd Place/Mikayla Wiacek, 2nd Place/Jenna Davis, 1st Place/Kristina Gecaj, Mayor Dave Cassetti)


ANSONIA - Mayor Dave Cassetti received a history lesson last Thursday at City Hall as he congratulated three winners of the Ansonia Historical Commission’s annual essay contest. The announced winners included:

1st Place – Kristina Gecaj – Assumption School

2nd Place – Jenna Davis – Assumption School

3rd Place – Mikayla Wiacek – Assumption School

The contest, in its 15th year, was open to middle school students throughout Ansonia and Assumption School. 34 entries were submitted for review by Historical Commission Judges Loisann Marazzi and Chairperson Mary Gibson.

This year’s 500-word essay theme was a fictional/factual interpretation of being an  eyewitness to pedal bicycle inventor Pierre Lallement, as he rode his bicycle through downtown Ansonia in 1865, his hometown.

Mayor Cassetti told the winners, “I am extremely proud of you and your accomplishments in winning these awards tonight. It tells me that you love Ansonia as much as I do.”

For their creative writing skills, each winner received a certificate and monetary award of $100/First Place, $75/Second Place & $50/Third Place.

(This is a press release from City Hall)

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