Hamilton student takes first place in essay contest

Hamilton High School senior Daniel Thompson received the Best Creative Work award in the 2009 Mount Mary College Essay Contest.

Three Hamilton Advanced Placement English students submitted to the contest Oct. 17. In addition to Thompson, Christine Hart and Andy Kerber were approved by a panel of English majors to attend a read aloud. Only 11 student-authors were chosen to attend the conference.

In addition to his award, Thompson was presented with a monetary first prize.