SoNo Collection hiring, traffic issue and a scholarship essay contest

NORWALK, Conn. – Three things you may need to know:

  • Stroffolino Bridge closed Tuesday-Thursday
  • A hiring event for The SoNo Collection
  • Annual essay contest for high school students



Choose a different route

The Stroffolino Bridge will be closed due to construction activities from 9 a.m., Tuesday, (Sept. 10) until 9 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 12), according to Norwalk Communications Manager Joshua Morgan.

Detours will be in place, he said. Motorists are asked to drive slowly and anticipate delays.



Hiring event

Anyone interested in hospitality, fashion or beauty and “looking for an exciting opportunity at The SoNo Collection’s stores and experiences” is invited to a public hiring event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Double Tree Suites, located at 789 Connecticut Ave., according to a press release.

“Open positions include sales associates, cashiers, customer service representatives, managers, inventory control specialists, etc.,” the release said.

The SoNo Collection is expected to open in mid-October.


$1000 and $500 Prizes

The Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation (khref.org) is offering a first prize of $1,000 and second prize of $500 to high school students judged to have written the best answers to this question:

Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, said, “hate is moving into the mainstream – in liberal democracies and authoritarian states alike.” Others, such as Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, claim that intolerance manifested in religious extremism, xenophobia, racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, misogyny, homophobia, and hatred of immigrants, is on the rise. Do you agree that one or more of these forms of intolerance is or are on the rise in the world, in your country in particular, or both? If so what do you think are the causes and implications of the rise and how do you think it should be addressed? If you disagree, explain the reason you disagree.


Deadline for submission is Dec. 10  (Human Rights Day).

“Essays should be between 1,000 and 2,500 words and include a cover page with the: title of the essay, author’s name, name and address of the high school, name of a teacher or administrator at the high school, author’s grade level, date submitted, and the following statement signed by the author and author’s parent or guardian: ‘I give the Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation permission to publish this essay,’” the release said. “Essays will be judged according to how clearly and well they answer the question posed and the extent to which they are supported by research. Submissions: Essays may be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment to: [email protected] or by regular mail to: KHREF, 184 Fillow Street, Norwalk, CT 06850. Awards: Winners will be announced and awards presented on January 14, 2020.”


One response to “SoNo Collection hiring, traffic issue and a scholarship essay contest”

  1. John ONeill

    Regarding essay contest: What about an essay on something positive?? 99% of people are terrific and life is pretty darn good. Let’s not fall prey to intellectual elites who wouldn’t know how to talk to their neighbor if their life depended on it…Holy Cow!!!

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