Sixteen Bi-Cultural Day School students in grades three through eight are recipients of awards in the 33rd Annual Stamford Literary Competition. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ferguson Library, the competition recognizes excellence in the writing of fiction, non-fiction and poetry among students in grades three through 12.
Leading the pack of Bi-Cultural winners is Sadie Palker who won first place for non-fiction and second place for fiction, both in the third grade category.
“We are so proud of our students’ impressive achievement,” says Bi-Cultural Head of School Jackie Herman. “At Bi-Cultural, our goal is to grow tomorrow’s leaders who will make the world a better, more compassionate, place—and reading and writing well are essential tools in reaching that goal. As President Bill Clinton put it, ‘Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility.’”
In addition to Palker, other Bi-Cultural award winners are: Ava Grunberg, Ian Leofler-Kaplan, A.J. Dayan, Jacob Contente, Shira Hecht, Yoav Hocman, Erez Fass, Charlotte Moreen, Isabell Kanefsky, Samantha Bradley, Julius Kurtz, Sarah Eisenstein, Andrew Jaffe-Berkowitz, Zachary Isaacs and Isabella Kuhr.