Murphy & McGonigle sponsored the 7th Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest Awards Reception at the Governor of Virginia’s Mansion on Apr. 18. The Virginia Council on Women received essay submissions this year from 500 young women – high school juniors and seniors – and doubled the number of entries from a year ago. Five winners to the contest were named, and each was awarded a $10,000 scholarship. Pictured at the event are shareholder Katherine McGrail and Governor Ralph Northam, along with Governor and Mrs. Northam with an essay contest winner.
The STEM Essay Contest was launched in 2012 with 170 women from across the Commonwealth of Virginia submitting essays focusing on their vision for a future STEM education or career.