Johnson and Patriot Week founders announce summer essay contest on voting for students

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Patriot Week  co-founder Oakland Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren announced on July  3 a statewide essay contest for kids to encourage them to learn about the importance of voting. “We couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to kick off the essay contest than just before our Independence Day holiday,” said Johnson, who is a member of Patriot Week’s advisory board. “We really want to encourage young people to look at what makes America great, … [Read more...]

8th Grade Women’s History Month Essay Contest in March

In honor of March as National Women’s History Month, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Rochester, in partnership with the Rochester Hills Public Library and the Auburn Hills Public Library will sponsor a 2012 Eighth Grade Women’s History Month Essay Contest entitled “A Woman of Significance to Me.” This is the ninth year the contest is being offered in the Rochester and Avondale school districts. The purpose of the contest is to encourage students to exhibit their writing … [Read more...]

Rochester AAUW 2011 Women’s History Month Eighth Grade Essay Contest Winners

The March meeting of the Rochester branch of the American Association of University Women featured the winners of their annual Woman’s History Month Eighth Grade Essay Contest. The first place winner was Sofia Pokrzywa of Van Hoosen Middle School for her essay about her piano teacher, Mrs. Gurin. The second place winner was Amanda Hudak from Reuther Middle School for her essay about her PRIDE team leader Mrs. Fortress. The winner of third place was Sophia Dancel from Van Hoosen Middle School for … [Read more...]