Hilltop middle schoolers sweep essay contest

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Nine Hilltop middle school students have swept the Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest.

This year's topic was remembering World War I as this year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Students were asked to imagine living in 1918 and detail where they are living and how the end of the war would impact their daily life. Students also had to discuss the pros and cons of the changes the War introduced to society and how those changes will impact the United States in the years to come. Essays were judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness.

Caitlin Caffrey, Antonio Puopolo and Ben Janiszewski's essays will advance to the state contest.

Essay contest winners

Grade 7Caitlin Caffrey, first place
Kanna Pasanuri, second place
David Sacks, third place
Tija Sipols, honorable mention
Grade 6Antonio Puopolo, first place
Andrew Antunes, third place
Grade 5Ben Janiszewski, first place
Eamon Coletta, second place
William Antunes, third place
Justin Arapkiles, honorable mention.

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