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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

2021 Essay Contest Themes are Here!

While 2020 will surely be a year to remember, we are excited to begin thinking about next year’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. This will be the 12th year that we have held this contest and this year, more than ever, we are anticipating listening to the voices of young girls and women as they live through this unprecedented time.

Each year, we work to align the essay themes with important work being done by the Women’s Sports Foundation which leads nationwide efforts celebrating the accomplishments of female athletes everywhere and bringing awareness to current events.  Please visit our Essay Contest page on this site for all the details about this year’s contest!