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As part of the English Department's schoolwide writing initiative, three students from Babylon Junior-Senior High School recently participated in a local writing contest surrounding the topic “Why should we honor our Veterans?” and took home the top three prizes with their excellent essays.

Eighth-grader Molly Higgins secured first place, while fellow eighth-graders Rori Nugent and Keira Bucaro took home second and third place, respectively. The contest was sponsored by the Town of Babylon Veterans' Advisory Council in conjunction with New York State Assemblywoman, Kimberly Jean-Pierre to kick off Veterans' Awareness Week on Nov. 2. All students received a gift card as a prize for their valiant efforts in the contest. 

Due to their victory, all three students were invited and attended the Veterans Awareness Week event in the Town Board Room where they read their essays aloud.

"As a community of writers, as well as readers, we understand the power of our words,” said Babylon School District Director of ELA Teresa Collins.