Rep. Soliday congratulates Hoosier Heroines Essay Winner

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, March 27, 2015 8:00 am

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) congratulates Lilly O’Shae from Saint Paul Catholic School in Valparaiso for winning the 7th grade category of the Hoosier Heroines Essay Contest.

“I would like to congratulate Lilly on this outstanding accomplishment which not only reflects highly upon herself, but the entire community as well,” said Rep. Soliday. “I am proud to see such talented and dedicated student from Valparaiso being recognized at the Statehouse."

This year, students were asked to write about critical events in U.S. or Indiana history, particularly the role Hoosier women played and how they impacted those moments.

During a ceremony at the Statehouse, Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch presented O’Shae with her award. She was also a special guest of First Lady Karen Pence as well as other female statewide office holders.

“Lilly’s dedication to her school work and this essay did not go unnoticed,” said Rep. Soliday. “I’m glad to see students like Lilly participating in this learning opportunity while reflecting on great moments in Indiana history.”

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Rep. Soliday represents the city of Valparaiso, all of Center, Union and Washington townships and portions of Liberty and Jackson townships.

NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Attached and below is a photo of State Representative Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) with Lilly O’Shae during the Hoosier Heroines Essay Contest awards ceremony.