Six students from Mepham High School recieved honors and cash prizes from the 2018 Martin J. Kelly Writing Contest of the Irish Cultural Society, including two First Prize winners. This year, students were asked to write 250-300 words in the voice of a tour guide describing a site in Ireland that has significant historical, cultural or legendary importance. Gabi Davi, Matthew Grossman and Lina Fitzroy recieved Honorable Mentions for their entries, which includes a $35 cash award for each. Rachel Eisert was one of three Second Prize winners from Long Island who will recieve $150, and Ali Heller and Caroline Coyne are two of three First Prize Winners who will recieve $200 each. The English Department wishes to extend congratulations to all of the winners and thank Ms. Ackerman, Ms. Castellano and Ms. Sirof for promoting the contest with their classes.
Students seeking writing contest opportunities should check the "Contests" link on this website for updated information.