Sanders announces high school winners of essay contest

Local News
Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign stop at the State Historical Museum of Iowa, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has announced the Vermont student winners of his annual State of the Union essay contest.

His office says the 11th annual contest was a chance for high school students around the state to describe pressing issues that they would prioritize as president of the United States.  

First place went to William Taggard, a junior at Brattleboro Union High School, who wrote about changing the presidential election process.

Emilia De Jounge, a sophomore at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, won second place and third place went to Simon Rosenbaum, a junior at the Vermont Commons School in South Burlington.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Trending Stories

Latest Coronavirus Headlines

More Coronavirus

SkyTracker Weather Blog

More SkyTracker Blog