Hopkinton High School senior Owen Fitzpatrick was named a winner of the annual Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest.
Fitzpatrick was one of 20 writers chosen from 1,112 entrants to receive a $1,000 prize.
The event was sponsored by Cancer Pathways, a Washington-based nonprofit that provides education, resources and support for anyone affected by cancer.
Fitzpatrick’s essay was about his mother’s cancer diagnosis and subsequent struggles, and how it affected him and his family.
Fitzpatrick also won first place in the MetroWest Bar Association Law Day Essay Competition, with fellow HHS student Emily Jiang taking second.
HALT announces scholarship winners
Hopkinton Area Land Trust (HALT) announced the winners of its $1,000 scholarship for 2023.
Bharat Mekala is planning to study electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley and is interested in improving batteries and renewable energy, among other things.
Margaret Joyce will be studying environmental engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in order to determine best how to implement sustainability and to help species adapt to climate change.