STRATFORD, Conn.-- Elementary and middle schoolers were declared the winners in the Stratford Library and South End Community Center's 11th annual Black History Month Essay/Art Contest.
The winning poetry, art, and writing entries on a variety of personal, celebrity or fictional African-Americans were presented recently at a Stratford Town Hall celebration. The participating schools included: Franklin, Lordship, Whitney, Wilcoxson, Second Hill Lane, Johnson House, Nichols, St. James, and Flood and Wooster Middle Schools.
Here are the winners:
Elementary: Ny’Asia Curry, Catie Raffaeli and Anayah Velez, with Honorable Mention Emilia Hevenstone.
Middle school (grades 6, 7 and 8): Adrianna Barbee, Taylor Rosa, Amelia Courbron, Damaris Santos, Margarita Jaime, Tavon Moyer, Jake Terlik, Gianna DeLaura, Eliza Llewelyn, Anja Csedrik, Gabrielle Hall, Jacob Dzienis, Bella Carlozzi, Leanna Elio, Aaliyah Vargas, Morgan Reilly and Colleen Mullane
Honorable Mention: Karen Mestizo, Delamie Stueber, Paige Mamone, Madalena Pech, Emilie Silverman, Kayla Dalling and Alexis Sayapho,n with a Special Award given to Cody Carruthers for his essay on Eli Whitney Elementary School custodian, Mike Hooks.