The deadline for the General Assembly’s Newington Youth Essay Contest has been extended to April 15th! This contest will allow Newington students to learn more about the CT government and critically analyze how legislation can improve our community.
Middle School Topic: What law can Connecticut create to improve its efforts towards equality? (Ex. Public Ed, Public Health, Environmental Justice)
Elementary School Topic: If you could create any new law in the state of CT to improve your community, what would it be?
- Open to any Newington resident in elementary school or middle school
- All essays may be submitted through email to email@example.com
- One entry per student
** While we understand parental assistance may be necessary for some spelling and grammar, we ask that each student actively brainstorms and crafts their own response.
There will be 1 elementary school winner and 1 middle school winner. Each of these students will receive an Official recognition from State of Connecticut and a personal tour and lunch at the capital (after COVID).
- 12 pt. Font
- Times New Roman
- Double Spaced, 1 in. Margins
- Name, School, and Grade written in top left corner
- Title: Creative name for your law
Elementary school: 1 page max, any length under 1 page will be considered
Middle school: 2 pages max, any length under 1 page will be considered
I can't wait to read the creative proposals developed by our youth!