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Students in grades 5 – 9 have an opportunity to complete an essay challenge for a chance to visit the Indiana Statehouse as a special guest of First Lady Karen Pence and Indiana’s female statewide office holders.
2015 Topic: Discuss a pivotal moment in U.S. or Indiana history and the role Hoosier women played in it. Your essay’s focus can be political, cultural or personal.
The First Female Engineer in Indiana
5th grade – Samantha Mesterharm, Mary Castle Elementary
The First Female Millionaire
6th grade – Lindsey Pickens, Western Middle School
Madam C. J. Walker
7th grade – Lilly O’Shea, St. Paul Catholic School
The Queen of Agriculture
8th grade – Abigail Vinarcik, Lafayette Catholic School
A Heroine and the Trials
9th grade – Christopher Pack, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School
Toni Ashley - Compassionate and Courageous
6th Grade – Elizabeth Cooper
First Lady Karen Pence
7th Grade – Diamond Miller
A Girl Who Will Fly
8th Grade – Lizzy Frazier
An Unnoticed Heroine
9th Grade – Emily Jones