The Glen Cove Public Library is proud to announce Mia DiFrancisco as the winner of this year's Liberty Torch Contest. The contest, which was open to all 7th graders, saw a number of impressive submissions but it was Mia's essay which caught the attention of the judges.
The panel, composed of librarians and veterans, unanimously voted for Mia's submission, which was deemed to be an outstanding reflection of the theme. Mia was awarded a $250 prize for her efforts.
In addition, Nishka Baboolal, another 7th grader who entered the contest, was recognized for her impressive essay. Although Nishka did not win the contest, the panel was so impressed with her submission that she was awarded a $25 gift card to Panera.
Lydia Wen, the librarian who worked closely with the contestants, said "we were blown away by the level of talent displayed by all the contestants. It was truly inspiring to see so many young people take an interest in such an important topic."
The Liberty Torch Contest is just one of the many contests hosted by the Glen Cove Public Library in an effort to promote literacy and education in the community. The library is committed to providing resources and opportunities to help young people develop their skills and grow as individuals.
Mia will be honored at Morgan's Park on Sunday May 28th at 11am where she will recite her essay about veterans.
Mia's Essay is attached here.