The Will McDonough Writing Contest, named in honor of the legendary Boston Globe sportswriter, takes place every year.
In 2023, over 1,000 students from across New England participated in the contest. The winners are chosen by Globe sports writers and editors. The contest is open to all students in grades 4 through 12.
To see all the photos from the 2023 Will McDonough Writing Contest Award Ceremony, visit The Sports Museum’s Facebook page. Photo Credits: Steve Babineau
Congratulations to the 2023 winners and honorable mentions. We read many great essays this year and look forward to The 2024 Will McDonough Writing Contest!
The judges this year were: Michael Vega, Amin Touri, Peter Abraham, Alex Speier, Chad Finn, Jon Couture, Brendan Kurie, Tara Sullivan, and Bob Hohler.
Thank you Matt Pepin and The Boston Globe for all of your help!
1st Place: Lily Liu – Nathan Hale Elementary School
2nd Place: Sophia Chen- Nathan Hale Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Adrionis Brito- Crocker Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Jiya Sonchhatra – Fisher Elementary School (Walpole, MA)
Honorable Mention: Henry Lowe – Neary School
Honorable Mention: Yasmine Mastour – Nathan Hale Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Hanover Talcott – Homeschool
Honorable Mention: Asa Simmonds-Dawkins – Nathan Hale Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Anthony Achilli- Brown Avenue Elementary (Johnston, RI)
Honorable Mention: Vivienee Rosinski-Chin – Crocker Elementary School
1st Place: Alexis Schuldt – Tenacre Country Day School
2nd Place: Dylan Zou – Tenacre Country Day School
Honorable Mention: Brayden Caneja – Fisher Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Julian Tushman- Hunnewell Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Isaac Joon-Min Stanton Pai – The Curley School
Honorable Mention: Tenley Finneran- Charlotte Dunning Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Suryavir Nallari-Jhala – Belmont Day School
Honorable Mention: Genevieve Davis – Old Post Road Elementary School
Honorable Mention: Preston Bull – Tenacre Country Day School
Honorable Mention: Samantha Miranda – Tenacre Country Day School
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If you have any questions regarding the writing contest, please contact Caroline Flynn at CFlynn@sportsmuseum.org.
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