Inspired by Malala, Hedden state rep for day

Reilly Hedden was honored for an essay she wrote about the public figure who most inspires her. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

CORNWALL — Just hours before her promotion ceremony from Cornwall Consolidated School, eighth-grader Reilly Hedden was honored June 20 by state Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64) for an essay she wrote about the public figure she most admires.

This is the first year in which Ohler has organized the competition, which was open to students in schools in the Region One School District, the Region Seven School District and Torrington. 

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.