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October 30, 2012 > Dictionaries and essay contest

Dictionaries and essay contest

Submitted By Rick LaPlante

For the seventh successive year, local real estate agent Sunil Sethi has made certain that every third-grade student in the New Haven Unified School District has a dictionary.

Mr. Sethi and a small group of partners purchased approximately 1,000 dictionaries that they delivered to students on October 5, at each of the District's seven elementary schools.

In addition, for the second successive year, Mr. Sethi and a fellow agent, former New Haven teacher Steven Fong are inviting 3rd grade students to participate in an essay contest. The students are encouraged to write about their healthy eating habits and habits they'd like to improve. All students who submit an essay will receive a recognition award, and the essays will be published in a compilation that will be available online and offered for display in each classroom. (www.sunilsethi.com) Deadline for submissions is November 9.

Partnering with Mr. Sethi and Mr. Fong again this year are local insurance agent Kristie Turner and Risha Kilaru of Prospect Mortgage. In his first year in office, County Supervisor Richard Valle also is taking part.

More information is available at www.facebook.com/essaycontest or by calling (510) 388-2436.

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