Tenacre Country Day School student Caitlin FitzMaurice, a Wellesley resident, earned the top prize for fifth grade in the 2015 Will McDonough Writing Contest. Harrison Grant, another Tenacre fifth grader who lives in Wellesley, received honorable mention for his essay.
The students were chosen from among thousands of entries across the state.
The Sports Museum holds this contest every year and honors students from across the state in grades 4-12 for their essay submissions, which are judged by Boston Globe sports writers and editors on development, organization, style, and mechanics.
Caitlin wrote about a ski race in which she competed; Harrison wrote about the possibility of Boston hosting the 2024 Olympics.
Every member of the fifth grade class at Tenacre submitted an essay to the contest as part of a class writing assignment.
The contest honors Will McDonough, a former Boston Globe columnist of 44 years, and the only Globe sportswriter to be nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.