North Stonington fifth grader is winner in statewide essay contest

Hartford — A North Stonington fifth-grader is one of the 15 winners of the Secretary of the State’s 19th annual essay contest, celebrated Friday in a ceremony at the State Capitol.

More than 60 fifth-graders across four congressional districts submitted essays about the modern impact of a historical event in or invention from Connecticut, according to a statement from Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.

Molly Butremovic of North Stonington Elementary School received an honorable mention for her essay and a gift certificate from Barnes & Noble.

“I am very impressed with these students and the grasp they have on Connecticut’s history,” Merrill said. “They also seem to understand that they too can one day play an important part in history, or create some fantastic invention that can save or improve lives all over the world. There is no telling what kind of inspiring ideas may flow from this writing exercise that may one day themseles make a huge difference in the lifetime of these young writers.”

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