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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.

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