Congratulations to BHHS junior Tommy Sherman for being a runner-up in 2019 New York Times National Essay Contest! Tommy's essay was in the top 1.5% of 2000 essays submitted. Tommy's submission can be viewed by following this link.
"I couldn't have accomplished this without a lot of help from my amazing teachers and counselor. Ms. Twomey, my AP Government teacher first brought the NYT contest to my attention by encouraging everyone in the class to submit an essay. Later, when I finished writing my essay, Ms. Twomey was also really helpful in revising my essay. I definitely wouldn't have submitted my essay without this encouragement and edits.
Additionally, when I wanted another opinion on my writing, I went to see Mrs. Griesbeck, my English teacher, who gave me amazing advice on several specific grammatical issues present in my essay and how to fix them. Mrs. Griesbeck also continued to inspire me to move forward and continue editing and revising. Without Mrs. Griesbeck, my essay definitely wouldn't have been as great as it was.
Finally, without my counselor Mrs. Brooks none of this would have been possible. Mrs. Brooks helped set me up with a fantastic schedule this year with amazing classes and even more amazing teachers. Mrs. Brooks is always smiling in the counseling office and is really helpful in answering any questions I have," shared Tommy.