PMS seventh grader Julia Findikyan wins American Freedom Essay Contest

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Editor’s note: This press release was provided by the Pelham (Union Free) School District.

Pelham Middle School seventh grader Julia Findikyan, a founding staff reporter of the Pelham Examiner, was named a winner of The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia’s American Freedom Essay Contest. Julia’s essay, titled “What Freedom Means To Me,” was chosen as a winner in the middle school sategory from hundreds of submissions and focused on the freedom of assembly and her experience participating in the “March for Our Lives” in New York City in 2018.

This past September, all students in Jeannine Salman and Kevin Miller’s seventh grade social studies classes participated in the essay project as part of Constitution Day. For the project, students were asked to pick a freedom that resonates with them and conduct research as to how that particular freedom improves people’s lives before writing an essay on that topic.

Findikyan’s essay will be published on Friday in the Pelham Examiner.

More information on the Essay contest is available on the Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia website.