Local teens announced as winners of Volunteer Square Essay Contest

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.

“We were thrilled to receive a record number of submissions this year, doubling last year’s entries, said Volunteer Square executive director Julianne Alberty. The essays submitted truly represented how volunteering impacts the lives of teenagers in CT.”

Volunteer Square’s mission is to create a connection between our thriving volunteer base and the rising needs of nonprofit organizations to collectively make a greater impact on Connecticut communities. We are committed to expanding our presence in Fairfield County and to developing ways to encourage more young people to be involved in their own community.

Read more about these young women and their essays here: http://bit.ly/2gcUonp