Burlington High School students competes in Ayn Rand essay contest

Burlington High School was among the schools that participated in a national essay contest put on by the Ayn Rand Institute.

Burlington Schools principal Matt Davidson presents Kirra Bullinger her $50 award from the Ayn Rand Institute. courtesy photo

This year, the Institute awarded prizes down to the school level — and not just at the national level. Schools that submitted at least 30 essays could apply. Burlington High School  was selected as one of the schools. 

Students wrote essays on topics about the book “Anthem,” which deals with the topic of individualism versus a collective society. 

A national committee selected the winners. 

Senior Kirra Bullinger won the $50 first-place award, junior Teresa Jones earned $25 for second place and runner-up honors and $10 prizes went to sophomores Melissa Bullinger, Cheri Henderson, and Kristen Wiles.