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STATE SENATOR

Marilyn Moore

Honesty & Integrity

Monroe 5th-Grader Wins Essay Contest

Last week, I visited Monroe Elementary School to meet Harini Gosukonda, the winner of my 2017 5th-Grade Essay Contest. The subject for this year's contest was "What Would I do to Make My Town a Better Place." Harini's essay was chosen out of the entire 5th-grade class at Monroe Elementary School.

Harini is a student in Mrs. Iannantuoni's 5th-grade class at Monroe Elementary, with a passion for reading and helping others. In her winning essay, Harini wrote about collecting toys for local children's hospitals and distributing mini-libraries throughout the town. The content of Harini's essay shows she has the makings of a true humanitarian.

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As a legislator, I want to hear what our young people have to say, I want to involve them, and I want to engage them to be active in our communities. The essay contest is a wonderful way of doing this.

Harini received her first mini-library and a set of books, which I hope is the first mini-library of many you will see in Monroe.

I'd like to thank Harini for her great ideas and Monroe Elementary students Hannah Fagan, Angela King, Natalie Lieto, Mia Morelli, Caitlin Luf and Olivia Garrity for participating in my essay contest.

Read Harini's 1st-Place Essay