Mayor Christiansen’s essay contest winners have been listed and our heartiest congratulations to all the entrants and winners. As a first year contest focusing on our famous Delaware astronomer, Annie Jump Cannon, we were thrilled that six schools participated in the Capital and CR school districts including a home-school.
The history of the City of Dover is rich and offers fertile ground fr youthful minds to explore. We are thrilled that so many students found inspiration in Annie’s story and wrote about it. The winning students will be reading in the Old State House on The Green in historic Dover on December 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM. .
Our citizenry will be able to also meet them on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at Annie Jump Cannon’s historic home, where they will experience first home the Dover home where Annie grew up. They can see the white marble mantel where she first connected stars and prisms. They will see the music room where she played music that shook the very rafters. And most importantly, they will know that history comes to life in the imagination from inspiration of those who traveled here before us.
For tickets and futher details, please check our detailed link here.
Congratulations to our winners! We are delighted that so many entered.
· 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