Ladies, find your pencils…

We are excited to announce that the themes for the 2022 National Girls and Women in Sport Day Essay Contest have been decided!

Beginning in 1987 in our nation’s capital, the National Girls & Women in Sports Day has worked to bring national attention to the promise of girls and women in sport. Locally, we are in our 13th year of hosting an essay contest open to any girl in grades K-12. New themes are selected each year as we work with the Women’s Sports Foundation to Lead Her Forward, exploring the power of sports to unlock her limitless potential. In 2022, the National Girls and Women in Sport will be celebrated on February 2.

Please visit our Essay Contest Guidelines on this site for all the details about this year’s contest!

Drum Roll Please….

Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day!

Despite us living through such unusual times, it was not unusual for us to have amazing entries for this year’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day Essay Contest! The female students in the region continue to impress and amaze with their ideas for a better world and community. While NGWSD only happens once per year, we know that girls everywhere are doing amazing things all year round. Applaud, recognize, and support these efforts as we look towards a brighter future for all.

We are excited to share the honorees this year. Please visit the 2021 Winning Essays tab to read the work of the first place winner in each grade category.

Grades K-2

No entries this year

Grades 3-5

Winner – Eliana Purvis, 3rd grade, Dudley Elementary

Grades 6-8

Winner – Cailey Huang, 8th grade, Barker Road Middle School

Honorable Mention – Aditi Jagannath – 6th grade, Calkins Road Middle School

Honorable Mention – Madison Littlefield, 7th grade, Calkins Road Middle School

Grades 9-12

Winner – Ivy Aman, 11th grade, Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women

Honorable Mention – Uche Ofurum, 10th grade, Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women