The Leominster Public Library is honored to have hosted an essay contest for local high school students in conjunction with Fitchburg State University's Community Read of The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan.

This is the second time that we have been able to run this program and are so proud of all of the students and grateful for their contributions.

All of the submissions for this year's contest were on the theme of "Women Making A Difference". Students were asked to write or make a video about a woman who has profoundly impacted their life. Written entries were judged on originality, interest, vocabulary, and grammar. Video entries were judged on originality of work, creativity, and clarity of message. The contest winners are listed below with links to their winning entries.

Contest Winners


First Place Winner - Michaela W.

Second Place Winner - Renee D.

Third Place Winner - Jasmin C.

Honorable Mention - Macey B.

Honorable Mention - Destiny D.

Honorable Mention - Allison L. (note: this is a video file and will require a download to view)

This program is sponsored by the Elaine and Maurice Tonkin Memorial Fund.

The program is one of a series developed in partnership with Fitchburg State University and is based on FSU’s 2017/2018 Community Read of the book "The Girls of Atomic City" by Denise Kiernan.

For additional information about the FSU Community Read programs you can visit their website: Fitchburg State University Community Read


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