Winners declared in LWV Women’s History Month essay contest

Published 9:42 am Saturday, May 6, 2023

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LWV of Dare County announced an essay contest for all Dare County high school seniors in March in honor of Women’s History Month. The topic was “Why Should I Vote?”

First place and the $300 prize went to Chloe Wienert. Courtney Gallop presented Wienert with her certificate at the First Flight High School award ceremony on April 25.

Marion Midgett will announce the second place winner at Cape Hatteras Secondary School on May 23 at 6 p.m. at an award ceremony.

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LWV of Dare has invited both winners to its annual meeting at Duck Woods Country Club on June 1 to receive their prizes in person.

In addition to submitting essays that contained moving quotes, historical events and stories of the struggle for the right to vote, both contestants demonstrated expertise in organizing and citing their papers, noted a LWV of Dare County press release.

Chloe closed her essay with these words: “I will vote to leave a legacy and use my influence to attempt to create a better world for those who come after me. To perceive voting as a chore is a shallow outlook. Voting exposes the relevant problems in our society and promotes change. It gives individuals a voice to speak about the issues that face them, and it provides representation for every one of us.”

“Beautiful and powerful words! Please join us in congratulating these fine students,” stated the release.a s

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