MILLBURN, NJ - Annika Sharma, a junior at Millburn High School, took top honors in the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) Congressional Essay Contest. Sharma addressed "Why did the authors of the United States Constitution give Presidents the power to issue Executive Orders? How did Congress and the Judicial Branch limit these orders?” in her essay. 

As the NSCDA winner, Sharma is invited to attend Washington Workshops Congressional Seminar in Washington D.C. in June. 

The NSCDA has underwritten a national essay contest for 39 years with the mission of encouraging students from across the United States to gain a greater understanding of our history, a greater understanding of our three branches of government and the importance of being engaged citizens in our Democracy.