The Timberlane Regional School District is pleased to boast three State winners in the Statewide Bicentennial Essay Contest, an event sponsored by the New Hampshire State House Bicentennial Commission (NHSHBC). The contest is open to children between the ages 5-21 who reside in New Hampshire and are a public, private or home schooled student in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Each school in the Timberlane District participated in this event. The top three essays for each division were sent along to the regional judging panel and were judged with other work from South Central schools in towns such as Bedford, Salem, Merrimack, and Hudson.
The topic of this year’s theme was, “The New Hampshire State House and its Meaning Today.” Essays were judged on content knowledge, responsiveness to the question, idea development, and writing mechanics.
We are pleased to announce the three Timberlane Statewide Winners as:
- Atkinson Academy student Michael Chambers has taken home the first place honors in the statewide Bicentennial Essay Contest, for the Elementary Division ages 5-11.
- Timberlane Middle School student James Collins has taken home the second place honors in the statewide Bicentennial Essay Contest, for the Middle School Division ages 11-14.
- Timberlane Regional High School student Cam Magner has taken home the second place honors in the statewide Bicentennial Essay Contest, for the High School Division ages 15-21.
All winners are invited to the Governor’s and Council’s Chamber at the NH State House in Concord on Wednesday, May 16th, as they will be recognized by Governor Sununu, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, and the Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Roxanne Wilson adds, “We are very proud of these students and the statewide recognition they have received in their essays. It is a testament to their knowledge of State history, and their ability to effectively communicate in a noteworthy essay. We value these authentic essay contests in our District and congratulate Michael, James, and Cam.”
“Congratulations to some of Timberlane’s best and brightest! We are proud of the work of these students and recognize their many successes are a result of their hard work and the support of their families and school community.” – Dr. Earl Metzler, Superintendent