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 2017 winners! Click on each student’s name to view his or her essay.

8th grade:
1: Chelsea Zimmann (Malala Yousafzai), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Kessel

2: Lily Crowner (Hillary Clinton), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Kessel

3: Aurelia Santoyo (Emmeline Pankhurst), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Sanders

7th grade:
1: Erica Vargas (Princess Diana), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Hughes

2: Emili Scavitto (Nellie Bly), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Riddlemoser

3: Danielle Gebler (Harriet Chalmers Adams), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Ms. Veres

6th grade:
1: Natalie Showaker (Katherine Johnson), Arendtsville Elementary School, Teacher: Mrs. Neely

2: Kim Heinzelmann (Ernestine Rose), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Hassinger

3: Elias Wertzberger (Grace Hopper), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mr. Snyder

Art:
1: Catelyn Giraldo (Lilly Ledbetter), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Kessel

2: Cheryl Thomas (Mary Cassatt), Gettysburg Area Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Kessel

3: Emma Parker (J.K. Rowling), Upper Adams Middle School, Teacher: Mrs. Granger