Fifth Grade Essay Contest

Needham Women’s Club 5th Grade Essay Contest

The Needham Women’s Club is pleased to announce our annual essay contest for Needham 5th graders. This contest is open to all fifth graders who live or attend school in Needham, MA. We are partnering with the Needham Historical Society this year in celebration of their 100th anniversary to offer a topic pertaining to the history of Needham schools.

What is the topic?
schoolday-2The essay topic this year is: “Compare the life of a 10 year old in Needham in 1850 with your life in Needham now – school, food, chores, games, etc.”
1850 was chosen because that is the year of the Little Red Schoolhouse day.  All current 5th graders, assuming they were in the district for 3rd grade, came through the Historical Society for Schoolhouse day.

How do I enter?
Essays should be no longer than one page, typed. Please submit all entries by Monday, May 4th.  Please include your full name, phone number, and name of school on the essay. Email entries to Maureen Kirshy at and Tee Stock at  with the Subject Line reading, “5th Grade Essay.”

What happens next?
The Needham Women’s Club will select two winners. The winners will be notified on Monday, May 18th. Each winner will receive a gift certificate to New England Mobile Book Fair in the amount of $50.

Please contact Tee Stock, Needham Women’s Club Education Co-Chair, at , 781-444-4528, or Maureen Kirshy, , Needham Women’s Club Education Co-Chair, with any questions.

The Needham Women’s Club is an intergenerational service and social club whose members work together to improve and enrich the lives of the Needham community through philanthropic and outreach programs.  The club supports many town-wide programs and organizations.