Essay Contest, Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the following students who have won the December 2020 Essay Contest!

Essay Topic:  How will you help to make a change you hope to see in the world?

  • The Krista Hart AwardGrades 9-12, Eliseo P., Whitney Hall School, Hamden
  • The Stearns J. Bryant, Jr. Award- Grades 6-8, Aleksia K., Corpus Christi School, Berlin
  • The Essential Employee Award- Grades 3-5, Daniel K., Remote Learning Academy, Southington

Each winner received $100 and a Pasta Supper for 6 to prepare at home.

Sponsored by The Hamden Rotary Club Foundation, Angela Kitchen Sauces, The Children’s Center of Hamden

Krista Hart has been a member of The Children’s Center Board of Directors since 1985.  She has volunteered as a juvenile court monitor for children in foster care and with parenting programs. Krista is currently a facilitator for a family reading program.  In 2008 Krista inherited the helm of a technology company.  She enjoys playing the oboe in a local orchestra.

Stearns J. Bryant, Jr. has been a member of The Children’s Center Board of Directors since 1991.  He was licensed to practice law in 1968 and practices in the areas of probate and estate planning.  Stearn’s philanthropic giving in the Greater New Haven area supports a variety of nonprofit organizations.

Essential Employees at The Children’s Center of Hamden are the backbone and heart of the agency. This award recognizes their dedication, teamwork and compassionate regard for others.