Winners have been announced in the 4th annual Volunteer Square High School Essay Contest. Taking first place is Kate Canavan, a senior at Lauralton Hall in Milford. Second place goes to Olivia Keden, a senior at Notre Dame in Fairfield. Third place was awarded to Cristina Ludwig, a sophomore at Lauralton Hall in Milford.
The contest was created as a way for young people to share their volunteer experiences in hopes that they would inspire others to get involved in their local community. Students from 19 high schools in Connecticut submitted essays expressing the importance of volunteering in their lives.