April 19, 2022
KO Student Wins WALKS Essay Contest
Upper school history teacher Rob Kyff and Upper School history chair David Baker headed to Westminster School on Apr. 18 with Sam Bromberg ’23 and Tess Chapman ’23, whose essays were selected by our history faculty (led by Scott Dunbar), for the WALKS Essay Contest finalists dinner. Established in 1962, this contest is open to history students at Westminster, AOF, Loomis Chaffee, KO, and Suffield, with 10 finalist essays (two from each school) read by contest judges who choose a winner and two runners-up.
The prompt this year was to discuss the history of women’s rights in the US, focusing specifically on the rights and status of women under the United States Constitution.
At the end of the evening, Sam Bromberg’s essay, “To Serve Her Country: The Ongoing Struggle for Women’s Equal Participation in the U.S. Military” was selected as the winning essay for the 2022 Contest.
“Both Sam and Tess represented KO and themselves with poise and friendliness, discussing their essays with other students, history faculty, and the two judges,” Baker said.