Governor Ned Lamont

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2014 CHET Dream Big! Competition

State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier and Master of Ceremonies Scot Haney are pictured with the student winners of the 2014 CHET Dream Big! Competition, at a ceremony celebrating the winners on May 22 at Rentschler Field, East Hartford.

Press Release: 63 Students Win 2014 CHET Dream Big! Competition

Liya Simon, a 5th grader from Middlefield and recipient of one of the three grand prizes, wrote an essay about her dream to keep books alive for the next generation. The other two grand prize winners were Rana Dest, a 1st grader from Mansfield (drawing), and Gavin Yu, a 2nd grader from Montville (drawing).


The Dream Big! Competition ran from January 27 through March 26, 2014, The 63 winners hail from 38 different cities and towns across the state. (List of winners)

Vance Village School in New Britain submitted the highest number of entries on behalf of its students, with 239 students entering the Competition. Pictured at left are Scot Haney, Treasurer Nappier and Vance Principal Sarah Harris.