Brookline Commission for Women (BCW) Essay Contest

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    Harold Price

    The Brookline Commission for Women (BCW) is currently running its 25th annual “A Woman Who Inspires Me” Essay Contest, in celebration of National Women’s History Month.  All 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who live in Brookline or attend a public or private school in Brookline are eligible to submit an essay that honors a woman who inspires them.

    The “Women Who Inspires Me” essay contest is an important part of chronicling the history of women in Brookline and encourages students to reflect on those who make an impact on their lives.  Essay contest winners will be honored at an awards ceremony on Thursday, March 23rdat 6:30pm in Hunneman Hall, Brookline Main Library. The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Commission’s naming of the 2017 Brookline Woman of the Year.

    Please email for essay contest forms and information packets or download them from the BCW website at:  Essays may be submitted via email to, returned to a Brookline Public School Main Office or delivered to the BCW c/o the Brookline Police Department, 350 Washington Street, Brookline 02445. To be eligible, essays must be received no later than February 27th. Winning essays will be announced on the BCW website and through email on/around March 6th.  Please contact BCW Co-Chair, Casey Hatchett at 617-730-2734 or via email at with any questions.

    2017 Essay Contest entry form

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