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Kingswood Oxford Student from West Hartford Wins WALKS Essay Contest

From left: David Baker, Tess Chapman, Sam Bromberg, Rob Kyff. Courtesy photo

Two Kingswood Oxford students were finalists in the 2022 WALKS Essay Contest.

Submitted by Jackie Pisani, Kingswood Oxford School 

Two Kingswood Oxford students from West Hartford, Sam Bromberg  ’23 and Tess Chapman ’23, attended the WALKS Essay Contest finalists dinner at Westminster School in Simsbury, CT. Kingswood Oxford Upper School history faculty selected the two students’ essays to represent the school.

Established in 1962, this contest is open to history students at Westminster, Avon Old Farms, Loomis Chaffee, Kingswood Oxford, and Suffield Academy, with 10 finalist essays (two from each school) read by contest judges who choose a winner and two runners-up. The prompt this year was to discuss the history of women’s rights in the U.S., focusing specifically on the rights and status of women under the United States Constitution.

At the end of the evening, Sam Bromberg’s essay, “To Serve Her Country: The Ongoing Struggle for Women’s Equal Participation in the U.S. Military” was selected as the winning essay for the 2022 Contest.

“Both Sam and Tess represented KO and themselves with poise and friendliness, discussing their essays with other students, history faculty, and the two judges,” said Kingswood Oxford Upper School history chair David Baker.

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