Dot’s (and CM’s) Kenny wins McDonough writing award

Dorchester’s David Kenny, a student at Catholic Memorial High School, is the winner of the Grade 9 division of “The 2013 Will McDonough Writing Contest.”

Kenny’s essay, “Next Statue for The Sports Museum,” will be displayed in the Will McDonough exhibit located within The Sports Museum until April 2014.

Thanks to the continued support from the Boston Celtics, the contest winners attended the Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets game on Wed., April 10, immediately following the awards ceremony held at the TD Garden. The winners watched the game from the press level at the TD Garden and experienced what it’s like for writers to cover a professional sporting event. Each winner was also awarded an e-reader.

The McDonough contest is designed to encourage the development of language and writing skills while incorporating the topic of sports and concepts such as teamwork, respect, and perseverance.

Will McDonough, a Boston Globe columnist for 44 years, passed away in January 2003.

The competition, presented by The Sports Museum and sponsored by Bank of America and the Boston Globe, is open annually to students in grades 4-12. The Sports Museum received approximately 2,000 entries for this year’s contest.