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2015 Essay Contest Winner

We are pleased to announce the winner of the City of Burlington's first annual 7th grade essay contest, "If I Were Mayor..."

The winner is

Catherine Walsh

, daughter of Amy and Charles Walsh. Catherine attends Notre Dame Schools and her teacher is Susan Veach. A Proclamation was presented to Catherine at the October 19 City Council meeting. Catherine, her parents, and Mayor Shane A. McCampbell will also join firefighters for dinner at Central Fire Station at a time convenient to all involved. 

The contest was open to all students in Burlington schools enrolled in the 7th grade during the 2015-2016 school year. Essays were judged by award-winning children's author Sandra Levins based on creativity, clarity, sincerity of thought, and proper use of grammar.

Congratulations to Catherine, her parents, and her teacher!

Read the winning essay.