The topic of the 2016-2017 LAOH, Inc. Irish History Writing Contest was The Role of the Irish in World War I. The contest was open to all students grades 6 through 12.
The LAOH NYS Board received 19 Level-1 essays and 10 Level-2 essays.
1st Place - Maeve S., Richmond County
2nd Place - Alex T., Albany County
3rd Place - Emma F., Queens County
Honorable Mention - Alana P., Queens County
Honorable Mention - Aicha B., Queens County
Honorable Mention - Tyler C., Albany County
1st Place - Gabriel W., Broome County
2nd Place - Karina C., New York County (LAOH National 2nd place)
3rd Place - Matthew O., Broome County
Honorable Mention - Shea G., Orange County
Honorable Mention - Sarah W., Broome County
Honorable Mention - Erin F., Suffolk County (LAOH National 1st place)
12 essays, 6 at each level, were forwarded to Dee Wallace, LAOH National Irish Historian. National winners were recently announced and two students from NYS took top honors in Level-2.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated!