The Woman’s Club of Berkeley Heights Creative Writing Contest

(above, l-r) Seated: Rehan Shaikh (Hughes), Katelyn Salamanca (Mt.Park), Samuel Patel (Hughes); Standing: Phyllis McEnroe (WCBH President), Ms.Gamba (Mt.Park teacher), Ms. Delatour (Hughes teacher), Mr.Morisseau (Principal, Mt. Park), Ms.Chrobok (Hughes teacher), Ms.Nardi (Principal, Hughes). Courtesy photo

The Woman’s Club of Berkeley Heights 

The Woman’s Club of Berkeley Heights held its second Creative Writing Contest for all the fourth and fifth graders in Berkeley Heights. The theme for the contest was “Once everyone is asleep, the appliances in your kitchen start talking”. The students were asked to write a humorous story about what happens. We were delighted to receive a total of 56 entries representing the students from Thomas P. Hughes and Mountain Park Schools. Five members of the Club read all the entries to choose a first and a second-place winner. This proved to be an enjoyable but difficult task. The entries were so good we chose a first place and two second place winners.

At our March 15th general meeting, held at Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence, WCBH President Phyllis McEnroe presented the first place winner, Samuel Patel, a certificate and a $50 gift card. She presented each second place winner, Katelyn Salamanca and Rehan Shaikh, with a certificate and a $35 gift card. Each student who submitted an entry received a certificate of participation.

The winners, their parents, their elementary school principals, and their teachers attended the meeting. To the delight of those in attendance Samuel, Katelyn, and Rehan read their winning essays.

The members of the Woman’s Club wish to thank the elementary school principals, Ms. Nardi and Mr. Morisseau, for helping us coordinate this contest.

The Woman’s Club of Berkeley Heights resumed its activities since the pandemic put things on hold. In January the Club members donated $563 to the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad. In February we listened to a wonderful presentation on the “History of Tea” by Hannah Gaston from the Liberty Hall Museum. This was followed by a tea and various tea sandwiches, scones, and desserts made by the Club’s Officers. In March members of the Arts Performing Group performed skits and the presentation of awards for the Creative Writing Contest was held.

If you would like to find out more about the Woman’s Club of Berkeley Heights, contact President Phyllis McEnroe at 908-508-0440.

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