Winners of the competition for Vermont State 8th graders will read their essays aloud and be awarded their checks at a celebratory luncheon at Hildene. The competition is sponsored by The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Spiral Press CafeOpen to the public ($25 for Hildene members/$30 for non-members).  RSVP no later than May 14 to or call 802.367.7960. Click here for more information on the competition.