Congressman Joseph Courtney, Second District, visited North Windham School on Tuesday, May 30 to present an award to Yeraldine Rodriguez, 5th grade Compañeros student and winner of the Congressman’s 2017 Black History Month Creative Writing Contest.
Ms Rodriguez won first place in the Elementary division for this region of Congressman Courtney’s district. Her writing entry was titled, “Who Am I,” and was among more than 300 student submissions from 20 different schools across the Second Congressional district. The purpose of the contest was to celebrate the unique diversity of our country.
North Windham School fifth grade students gathered to attend the awards ceremony and celebrate Yeraldine's achievement. Superintendent Patricia Garcia, Principal Elizabeth Bumgardner and Assistant Principal Tara Cramer also attended. Ms Bumgardner offered special recognition to Yeraldine's father, and her teachers in Compañeros Beverly Chapman and Patricia Patino. Compañeros is Windham’s dual-language school, and is located at North Windham School.