2035: Winning Entries!
Young Writers Project and the ECOS Project of the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission congratulate the top three submissions to the 2035 Writing Challenge!
Evan Wing, of Milton, a 2012 graduate of Rice Memorial High School for his piece, "2035: Samples from a Vermonter's Journal." Evan will be attending Norwich University in the fall.
Leah Kelleher, who is entering 8th grade at Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School in her hometown of Essex Junction, for her essay, "Dearest Fellow Vermonters."
Lexie Shaw, of Westford, who is entering 9th grade, for her poem, "2035."
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Honorable mention and congratulations also go to Ariel Salmon of Essex Junction and Jonathan Merchant of Johnson!
The writing prompt: What will Vermont be like in the year 2035? How will it change? What should change? What should be preserved? The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission predicts that Chittenden County alone will have 50,000 more people -- which means more traffic, more development, but it could also mean more jobs, more diversity, more culture.
The top three received a $50 prize and all five will be displayed by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission at the Champlain Valley Fair and will be published in Vermont newspapers and on Vermont Public Radio.