And the Winniners Are .... Mayor Christiansen Announces Essay Winners

We are delighted to share the news of the contest winners for the Mayor’s Essay Contest for Annie Jump Cannon’s Birthday

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ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE MAYOR’S ESSAY CONTEST 2018

 

Theme: Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer: defying limitations and paving the way for women in science

Dover, Delaware - Mayor Robin R. Christiansen, in conjunction with the Friends of Old Dover, would like to congratulate the winners of the Mayor’s inaugural Essay Contest celebrating the life and work of one of Dover’s most famous residents: Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941). Classifying more than 300,000 stars while she worked at Harvard, she became known as the “Census Taker of the Sky,” and her classification system is still used in the field of astronomy today. The Mayor would also like to congratulate all students who entered the contest and thank teachers, parents, and administrators for their support.

 The winners, selected by Head Judge Kari Ann Ebert, are:

·         4th-5th grade division:    Patrick Devine (4th grade, Hartly Elementary School)

·         6th-8th grade division:    Natalie Lewis (7th grade, Stonegate Academy)

·         9th -12th grade division: Alyssa Wilson (12th grade, Caesar Rodney High School)

·         4th -12th grade honorable mention: Noel Kim (6th grade, Fred Fifer III Middle School)

Winners will have the opportunity to read their winning essays at an awards ceremony on Saturday, December 8th from 9:30-11:00 a.m. but arrive by 9:00am for a photo op at the Old State House (25 the Green, Dover). They will receive their awards, and any student who submitted an essay will receive a certificate from the Mayor. Short remarks will also be given by visiting New York Times best-selling author Dava Sobel who wrote The Glass Universe about Annie and her associates. This event is free and open to the public.

In addition to the awards ceremony, several events have been scheduled to celebrate Annie Jump Cannon’s birthday. To learn more and download a printable schedule of the events (partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum), visit the program website at http://www.parkegreengalleries.com/dava-sobel-featured-writer-during-cannon-birthday/ or contact Project Director Taylor Collins at 302.674.1787.

 

Annie Jump Cannon - Mayor's Essay Contest

Mayor Christiansen's Essay Contest

in Conjunction with Friends of Old Dover

Open for Capitol and Caesar Rodney School District Students

Public, Charter, Parochial, and Homeschooled

4th - 12th

Theme - Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer

Mayor’s Essay Contest Guidelines 2018

Eligibility: Open to all 4th-12th grade students attending Caesar Rodney or Capital School districts including parochial, charter, and homeschooled students.

Theme:  Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer: defying limitations and paving the way for women in science.

Writing Prompt: Annie Jump Cannon was once called the “census taker of the sky” due to her extensive research in astronomy and her innovative classification system of the stars which is still used today in the field of astronomy. Annie also contributed to the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and in 1929 was listed as one of the twelve greatest living American women by the National League of Women Voters. Despite popular acclaim, Annie endured hardships such as becoming deaf at an early age and defying gender expectations of her time. In a short essay, explain how Annie’s hardships inspired her to rise above her circumstances and pave the way for the women of her time. Additionally, explain how Annie’s life story has inspired you to rise above your unique circumstances and pursue your dreams. Make sure to draw parallels between your life obstacles and those of Annie Jump Cannon.

Essay length:

● 4th - 5th graders - 200 - 400 words

● 6th - 8th graders - 500 - 1000 words

● 9th - 12th graders - 1000 - 1200

Essay Format:

● Cover page: name,  grade, address, phone #, and school (and teacher/leader if part of an assignment)

  • No identifying marks on the body of the essay (e.g. name, school etc.) for judging purposes

● Double spaced, 12 font

● Include reference notations appropriate to grade le

Entries should be submitted electronically to  mayorsoffice@dover.de.us or mailed no later than November 9, 2018 to:

Mayor’s Essay Contest
Attn: Kay Sass -  City Hall
P.O.Box 475
Dover, DE 19903

If you have any questions, please contact Kari Ebert : kariannebert@gmail.com or Kay Sass at Mayor’s email address. All entrants will receive a certificate from the Mayor, and awards will be given at a special ceremony at the Old State House, Dover, Delaware on Saturday, December 8th.  All essay participants will have a special opportunity to meet Dava Sobel, the author of The Glass Universe at this awards ceremony.

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Annie Jump Cannon - Mayor's Essay Contest

Mayor Christiansen's Essay Contest

in Conjunction with Friends of Old Dover

Open for Capital and Caesar Rodney School District Students

Public, Charter, Parochial, and Homeschooled

4th - 12th

Theme - Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer

Mayor’s Essay Contest Guidelines 2018

Eligibility: Open to all 4th-12th grade students attending Caesar Rodney or Capital School districts including parochial, charter, and homeschooled students.

Theme:  Annie Jump Cannon, Astronomer: defying limitations and paving the way for women in science.

Writing Prompt: Annie Jump Cannon was once called the “census taker of the sky” due to her extensive research in astronomy and her innovative classification system of the stars which is still used today in the field of astronomy. Annie also contributed to the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and in 1929 was listed as one of the twelve greatest living American women by the National League of Women Voters. Despite popular acclaim, Annie endured hardships such as becoming deaf at an early age and defying gender expectations of her time. In a short essay, explain how Annie’s hardships inspired her to rise above her circumstances and pave the way for the women of her time. Additionally, explain how Annie’s life story has inspired you to rise above your unique circumstances and pursue your dreams. Make sure to draw parallels between your life obstacles and those of Annie Jump Cannon.

Essay length:

● 4th - 5th graders - 200 - 400 words

● 6th - 8th graders - 500 - 1000 words

● 9th - 12th graders - 1000 - 1200

Essay Format:

● Cover page: name,  grade, address, phone #, and school (and teacher/leader if part of an assignment)

  • No identifying marks on the body of the essay (e.g. name, school etc.) for judging purposes

● Double spaced, 12 font

● Include reference notations appropriate to grade le

Entries should be submitted electronically to  mayorsoffice@dover.de.us or mailed no later than November 9, 2018 to:

Mayor’s Essay Contest
Attn: Kay Sass -  City Hall
P.O.Box 475
Dover, DE 19903

If you have any questions, please contact Kari Ebert : kariannebert@gmail.com or Kay Sass at Mayor’s email address. All entrants will receive a certificate from the Mayor, and awards will be given at a special ceremony at the Old State House, Dover, Delaware on Saturday, December 8th.  All essay participants will have a special opportunity to meet Dava Sobel, the author of The Glass Universe at this awards ceremony.

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Lunch & Learn Sampler Series Dates:

Lunch and Learn Sampler Series is presented each week by Parke Green Galleries as a way to introduce you to a variety of art techniques.
The series is free to the public and is held here on the Green each Thursday at noon. Topics cover mostly art and history related themes of general interest.
Samplers are presented by talented, knowledgeable presenters who enjoy sharing their passion and expertise to participants to expand their appreciation and understanding of topics presented. Feel free to bring your lunch, we will provide water. No reservation needed, call (302) 674-1787 for more information. Our presenters may be available to speak at your club or function, please ask us!
March
Womens’ History Month
* March 3 - Maria Liberto Bessette - Historic Floor Cloths
* March 10 - Linda Chatfield - “Chinecollé”, a layered paper process
* March 17 - N. Taylor Collins - Women of Dover - Iconic Annie Jump Canon & others
* March 24 - Sandy Duncan Lewis - Iris paper folding - egg shapes
* March 31 - Jan Crumpley - iPhone Photography basics (not for Android users, only Apple iPhone!)
April
National Poetry Month
* April 7 - N. Taylor Collins - Collage a Poem or Quote
* April 14 - Jan Crumpley - Hand lettering a favorite Quote
* April 21 - Jennifer Cordova - How to make Chalk Paint
* April 28 - Thomas Smith - Stories of The Green #IBelieveInDover
May
Old Dover Days Month
* May 5 - Jan Crumpley - Architectural Details of The Green
* May 12 - N.Taylor Collins - Plein Air Memories about Jack Lewis
* May 19 - Winifred Way - Taking the Fear Out of Commissioning a Painted Portrait
* May 26 - Linda Chatfield - Watercolor Botanicals
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