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Eight Tenacre fifth graders were honored for their essays in the 2017 Will McDonough Writing Contest. Tenacre students earned first and second place, as well as six honorable mentions.
The Tenacre students are residents of Dover, Medfield, Needham, Walpole, and Wellesley.
They are as follows:
Dover - Marlee Austin, Honorable Mention
Medfield - Nick Consigli, Honorable Mention
Needham - Kate Sahin, Honorable Mention
Walpole - Julia Durfee, Second Place
Wellesley - Paige Ablon, First Place; Duncan Kilbride, Honorable Mention; Ashley Sarmanian, Honorable Mention.
The Sports Museum holds this contest every year and honors students from across the state in grades 4-12 for their essay submissions. The winners were chosen by Boston Globe Sports Editor Joe Sullivan. First-place winners were honored in a ceremony at TD Garden hosted by legendary sportscaster Sean McDonough, son of Will McDonough.
Every member of the fifth grade class at Tenacre submitted an essay to the contest as part of a class writing assignment.
The contest honors Will McDonough, a former Boston Globe columnist of 44 years, and the only Globe sportswriter to be nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He passed away in January 2003 and was best known for his coverage of the Patriots and the National Football League.