Local student essayists, including Michael Carroll and Lizzie Swanson of Sherman, were recently honored at Danbury City Hall for their entries in the National Women's History Month Essay Contest Awards.

Students from public and parochial elementary schools in the greater Danbury area participated in the contest by submitting an essay about a woman of influence.

Prizes for the winner and runner-up from each school were donated by Danbury's Union Savings Bank.