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Summer Reading Contest Week 9: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

Summer Reading Contest Week 9: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

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Our 11th Annual Summer Reading Contest enters its ninth week!This contest is open to students 13-19 from anywhere in the world. To participate, submit a response by 9 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 14 that answers the questions “What got your attention in The Times this week? Why?”If you are 13 or older and live in…
Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 6: On ‘The Phantom Handbag’

Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 6: On ‘The Phantom Handbag’

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Hexuan, 15, from The Governor’s Academy in Byfield, Mass., chose an article from the Style section headlined “The Phantom Handbag” and wrote:Even in my most distant memory, Mama always carried this one bag. Covered in black and tan stripes, the Burberry tote looked more like a lunch box than a handbag. I hated it. For…
Summer Reading Contest Week 8: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

Summer Reading Contest Week 8: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

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Our 11th Annual Summer Reading Contest enters its eighth week!This contest is open to students 13-19 from anywhere in the world. To participate, submit a response by 9 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 7 that answers the questions “What got your attention in The Times this week? Why?”If you are 13 or older and live in…
Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 5: On ‘Hamilton Review: You Say You Want a Revolution’

Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 5: On ‘Hamilton Review: You Say You Want a...

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WinnerAva Hyde, 16, from Dell Regional High School in Oradell, N.J. chose an article headlined “‘Hamilton’ Review: You Say You Want a Revolution” and wrote:Because I was once one of *those* kids back in 2016, you know, the kid who knew the entire Hamilton soundtrack by heart and dressed as Thomas Jefferson for Halloween (which…
Summer Reading Contest Week 7: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

Summer Reading Contest Week 7: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

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Welcome to the seventh week of our 11th Annual Summer Reading Contest!This contest is open to students 13-19 from anywhere in the world. To participate, submit a response by 9 a.m. Eastern on July 31 that answers the questions “What got your attention in The Times this week? Why?”If you are 13 or older and…
Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 4: On ‘Many Latinos Couldn’t Stay Home. Now Virus Cases Are Soaring in Their Communities.’

Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 4: On ‘Many Latinos Couldn’t Stay Home. Now Virus...

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WinnerMarcella Rodio, 16, from River Dell High School in Oradell, New Jersey chose an article headlined “Many Latinos Couldn’t Stay Home. Now Virus Cases Are Soaring in Their Communities” and wrote:Learning that Latinos are making up a disproportionate and large number of coronavirus cases in the US, makes my heart sink to the pit of…
Summer Reading Contest Week 6: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

Summer Reading Contest Week 6: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

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wesley morrisJenna.jenna worthamYes, baby.wesley morrisIt has been some summer.jenna worthamMm.wesley morrisGeorge Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, Minn., on Memorial Day.jenna worthamRight.wesley morrisWe are now in July. And a lot of things have happened in the wake of his death.jenna worthamMm. Mm-hm, mm-hm.wesley morrisThey are mind-blowing to think about.jenna worthamRight.wesley morrisIs your seat belt on?jenna worthamI’m…
Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 3: On ‘NASA Names Headquarters After Its First Black Female Engineer, Mary Jackson’

Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 3: On ‘NASA Names Headquarters After Its First Black...

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Chandini chose the article “NASA Names Headquarters After Its First Black Female Engineer, Mary Jackson”, which detailed the remarkable career of an aeronautical engineer, and wrote:If I said I was an Indian-American girl and interested in STEM, I doubt anyone reading this would be in shock. I guess my love for math and science makes…
Summer Reading Contest Week 5: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

Summer Reading Contest Week 5: What Got Your Attention in The Times This Week?

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Our 11th Annual Summer Reading Contest enters its fifth week!This contest is open to students 13-19 from anywhere in the world. To participate, submit a response by 9 a.m. Eastern on July 17 that answers the questions “What got your attention in The Times this week? Why?”If you are 13 or older and live in…
Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 2: On ‘Vincent Lionti, Violist and Youth Orchestra Conductor, Dies at 60’

Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 2: On ‘Vincent Lionti, Violist and Youth Orchestra Conductor,...

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WinnerZachary Hommel, 17, from Cornwall Central High School in New Windsor, N.Y. chose the obituary, “Vincent Lionti, Violist and Youth Orchestra Conductor, Dies at 60” from a series about those who have died from the coronavirus pandemic, and wrote:It was an evening in early March, following the end of our Youth Symphony rehearsal. I went…

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