Hoosier Heroines Essay Contest
Celebrating 200 Years of Women's History in Indiana
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.
A recording of the March 30,2016 ceremony can be viewed at https://indiana.adobeconnect.com/p6xlb7ayyod/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal
2016 Topic: Which Hoosier woman, who has contributed in the last 200 years to the field of, do you admire most and why?
Please select a women currently living or from history who has contributed to the field/industry assigned below according to grade level.
5th grade – Agriculture 6th grade – Suffrage 7th grade – Business 8th grade – Science 9th grade – Education
This contest has been endorsed as a Bicentennial Legacy project.
5th grade – Madison Akridge, Dayton Elementary
Zerelda Gray Wallace
6th grade – Elizabeth Bowling, Crawfordsville Middle School
7th grade – Addison Ream, Eastern Middle School
Janice E. Voss: A Leading Women in Science and Space
8th grade – Maddie Nagel, Clay Middle School
9th grade – Peace Green, Herron High School
2015 Winning Essays
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