The Kaysville Fruit Heights Museum of History and Art is pleased to announce the winners of the Women’s Suffrage Essay Contest. The winners are Kaden West, first place; Olivia Montero, second place; and Kaylee Hull, third place. Kaysville and Fruit Heights have been designated HERitage cities and are actively celebrating the women and men who secured the right of all Americans to vote.
The winners wrote astute and thought-provoking essays about women’s civic virtue and the strength equal suffrage brings our country. Mr. West’s well-researched essay notes that “Our lives would be comparably inferior in a life without women’s suffrage.” Miss. Montero’s whimsical essay notes that “The United States is different today because of the changes [women] sought.” Miss Hull concludes that “Women’s suffrage is such a great and powerful thing and even though the fight to get it was long and hard it was very worth it.”
2020 is a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of Utah women receiving the right to vote even though it was taken away soon after. 2020 is also the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act which protects the voting rights of all United States citizens regardless of race or gender.
The winners will receive a cash prize of $100 (first place), $50 (second place), and $25 (third place), made possible by a generous donation from Reading Horizons. All other participants will receive a FiiZ Drinks gift card courtesy of FiiZ Drinks.