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Byram Hills Senior Drew Siskin Wins Gender Fairness Essay Contest

Drew Siskin, Class of 2021Congratulations to Drew Siskin, Byram Hills senior, for her award-winning essay sponsored by the Ninth Judicial District Committee to Promote Gender Fairness in the Courts.  The competition was in celebration of Women’s History Month 2021 and was open to all students in accredited high schools in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Orange Counties.  Drew won first place in the junior/senior category. 
The essay topic was: Has COVID-19 had a disparate impact on the workplace based on gender, and what should be done about it?  Drew wrote eloquently about the gender gap in the workforce and how the nation should increase the availability of pink-collar jobs to create a better balance between work and home.  
Drew will be recognized at a virtual event held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, where she will have the opportunity to read her award-winning essay aloud.