7th Grader Wins MAAC Essay Contest
Seventh grader Liam Dowling won the 2017 MAAC Gives Back Essay Contest, earning an opportunity to be honored on the floor of the Times Union Center where his 7th and 8th grade classmates cheered him on.
"During the game he was introduced on the court. Our students were chanting 'Li-am Dow-ling'," said teacher Christine Fowler. "It was so heartening to see our students so happy to see him recognized."
Liam's essay, which focused on what it means to be a good teammate, was included in the 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament Program. Liam also had the opportunity to attend MAAC's Media Day and the MAAC Awards Banquet, where he read his essay.