Women in History Essay Contest

The annual Women in History essay and art contest is open to students in grades 6 through 8 in all Adams County public and private schools, as well as home-schooled students. The contest includes categories for essays and artwork.

PRIZES: The first, second and third place winners in each grade will be awarded cash for writing entries. Artwork will be judged separately, and there will be only one first, second, and third place winner awarded a cash prize. Each winner will receive a coupon for a 10% discount on either a junior or family membership when they join the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County.

Click on the documents below to submit your own entry!

Cover Sheet WIH

Guidelines WIH

Congratulations to our 2018 winners! Click on each student’s name to view his or her essay.

8th grade:
1: Ally Shultz (Elizabeth Blackwell), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Kessel

2: Tiger Frenette (Benazir Bhutto), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Kessel

3: Tyler Hillson (Dorothea Lenge), St. Francis Xavier, Teacher: Mrs. Hughes

7th grade:
1: Taylor Lady (Helen Keller), Upper Adams Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Granger

2: Elias Wertzberger (Eleanor Roosevelt), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Veres

3: Lily Shriner (Ruth Bader Ginsburg), St. Francis Xavier, Teacher: Mrs. Hughes

6th grade:
1: Francis LaBarbera (Elizabeth Blackwell), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Hassinger

2: Winter Oaster (Mia Hamm), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Hassinger

3: John Kloster (Susan B. Anthony), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mr. Snyder

Art:
1: Alaynah Collins (Eliza Schuyler Hamilton), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Thomas

2: Gabriella Shelleman-Wetzel (collage of many women), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Kessel

3: Arwen Aguilera (Frida Kahlo), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Kessel