Olivia Grace Ralbovsky, winner of this year’s DAR essay contest with her dog Louis, who is sometimes the subject of her writing. Photo Submitted.
continued “You could tell that it was written from Olivia’s point of view.… She felt strongly about it and I think that showed through. … I think it’s important to offer it as an option rather than a requirement,” said Robbens.
Robbens also said being able to connect with the topic usually gets students to write more meaningful essays.
“She has great ideas, and really seems to enjoy writing. I’m excited that she took the opportunity,” she said.
“I love to write so I was very interested in it. I’m proud of myself for doing that. … The flag, it really makes me feel hope … it’s representative of our state and the union and the revolution, it’s a part of the Union, it’s a part of me,”Ralbovsky said.
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