NeW is excited to announce the winner of the High School Category of the 2020 NeW Essay Contest is Brooke Barham, a student at the Academy of Arts, Careers, and Technology. Congratulations, Brooke!
To read Brooke’s essay that was published by the Washington Examiner, co-sponsor of the 2020 contest, click here.
How did you hear about the 2020 NeW Essay Contest and why did you choose to participate in it?
I discovered this amazing opportunity while searching online for essay scholarships from meaningful organizations that share my values. I chose to participate in it because of my passion for women’s rights and writing, it was the perfect mix of both!
What was your favorite part about writing this essay?
My favorite part about writing this essay was getting to delve even deeper into the history of women’s suffrage. I’ve always been passionate about women’s rights and the stories of the women who made my current interest and involvement in politics possible. When researching and learning more about the essay topic, I really enjoyed reading the stories of the suffragists and early women’s rights advocates.
Why is it important for women to vote?
It is vital for women to vote and be active in the political process so that our perspectives, values, and needs can be heard. When we are involved in the way our country and government are run, we are honoring the women who fought for our right to vote and are better able to advocate for positive change.
Why is NeW important?
NeW is important because it cultivates a large community of women who share similar values and provides opportunities for conservative women to share their ideas and beliefs.