The results are in!

The “2011 Middle School Essay Contest”, proudly sponsored by the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, is now history, and the winners were chosen from 71 entries. Congratulations!  The field of entries was awesome!  Kudos go to all essay participants!  The contest was open to all Middle School students in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  Bong Center staff read and evaluated all essays and selected one winning essay from each grade.  Winners will receive a $50 prize.  Three honorable mentions from each grade were also selected and will receive consolation prizes.
 
To recognize the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, students were asked to write a short persuasive essay, in their own words, that answered the following question:  “Why is Pearl Harbor Important in American History?”.
 
The “2011 Middle School Essay Contest” winners are:
 
-Nathan Tunnell, Grade 7, Superior Middle School, Superior, Wisconsin
    CLICK HERE to download and READ Nathan’s Essay

-Madeline Marsh, Grade 8, Washburn Middle School, Washburn, Wisconsin
    CLICK HERE to download and READ Madeline’s Essay


Honorable Mentions are:
 
-Emma Meeker, Grade 7, Washburn Middle School, Washburn, Wisconsin

-Marissa Burkman, Grade 7, Washburn Middle School, Washburn, Wisconsin

-Bridget Motiff, Grade 7, Washburn Middle School, Washburn, Wisconsin

-Robin Kutsi, Grade 8, Eveleth-Gilbert Junior High School, Eveleth, Minnesota
 
-Anna Lazorik- Grade 8, Washburn Middle School, Washburn, Wisconsin

-Aaron Libert- Grade 8, Washburn Middle School, Washburn, Wisconsin


Congratulations, once again, to all the winners and honorable mentions!