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Donna Christopher

Contributing Writer dchristopher@dailyvoice.com
Donna Christopher covers schools and lifestyles in New York and Connecticut for Daily Voice Plus. Before starting at Daily Voice, she served as a reporter for the New Canaan Advertiser (2017-2019), first for HAN Network and then for Hearst Media. She worked as a content curator at Daily Voice from 2015-2017, and as a reporter at VerdictSearch from 2013-2015; and was a staff writer at Hearst Media for The News-Times (2004-2013).

Donna has won four Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists awards. Donna has a B.A. in political science from Western Connecticut State University, and an A.A. in liberal arts from Norwalk Community College.

You can find more information about Donna in her MuckRack portfolio.

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  1. Around Fairfield Schools: Safe Grad Night, Teachers Shine, Dollar For Hats Helps Puerto Rico

    Around Fairfield Schools: Safe Grad Night, Teachers Shine, Dollar For Hats Helps Puerto Rico

    Adults feel helpless watching a calamitous earthquake rock Puerto Rico and seeing footage of how bushfires are burning millions of acres in Australia. Imagine how kids feel. One Ridgefield school came up with a fun way to support relief efforts in both countries earlier this month.The East Ridge Middle School Student Council raised $1,600 by collecting a dollar donation from ...

  2. Clergy Offered Emergency Preparedness Training In Fairfield County's Largest City

    Clergy Offered Emergency Preparedness Training In Fairfield County's Largest City

    Communities everywhere look to their houses of worship in times of disaster. Days after Hurricane Michael hit Florida's pan handle in October 2018, trained emergency volunteers from the statewide Florida Baptist Disaster Relief and Recovery Ministries partnered with churches in the affected communities to help recovery efforts. Connecticut religious groups plan to be ready for the ...

  3. Around Westchester Schools: Outstanding 20 Compete In Science, Art Draws Prestigious Attention

    Around Westchester Schools: Outstanding 20 Compete In Science, Art Draws Prestigious Attention

    Einstein gets credit for saying "Imagination will take you everywhere," but the phrase is perhaps best espoused by a pair of Bronxville High School art students, whose works drew prestigious favor recently.The seniors, Ruby Howell and Victoria Vigorito, won multiple awards at the regional Scholastic Art & Writing awards competition. Ruby won eight for her drawings and ...

  4. Maloney: FY 2021 Budget A 'No Go' For Hudson Valley Workers, Families, Seniors

    Maloney: FY 2021 Budget A 'No Go' For Hudson Valley Workers, Families, Seniors

    Cuts to students loan programs, wiping out the Students Loan Forgiveness Program and 8 percent less for the Department of Education has State Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney worried for "hard-working New York families."This week, the Democrat from Cold Spring detailed in a statement how President Trump's fiscal year 2021 budget proposal is a "no-go" for citizens of Hudson Valley.In it, ...

  5. 11-Year-Old Classical Pianist From Fairfield County Says Music Takes Him To 'Different World'

    11-Year-Old Classical Pianist From Fairfield County Says Music Takes Him To 'Different World'

    Beethoven. Chopin. Haydn. Mozart.  Eleven-year-old Fairfield County pianist Cary Wang of New Canaan has a musical repertoire so long that when you get to the end, you've forgotten where you started. Cary made his piano debut at the age of six with Claude Debussy's Le Petit Nègre at Carnegie Hall in December 2015 and hasn't looked back.  He's gone on to win first prize in ...

  6. Is 5 Too Young For Parents To Talk To Kids About Race? No. CURE Shows How

    Is 5 Too Young For Parents To Talk To Kids About Race? No. CURE Shows How

    How young is too young to talk about race? And is 15 too late? By kindergarten, children have already picked up attitudes about other races and ethnic groups. They're influenced by media and friends, but it's  parents who play a pivotal role in shaping these values. And many parents  just don't know how to start the conversation — or when. Thus, an organization in ...

  7. Fairfield County Town Seeks Public Input On Community Development Grant Funds

    Fairfield County Town Seeks Public Input On Community Development Grant Funds

    The Town of Fairfield is awaiting public input before it can develop a five-year plan on how to spend a nearly half-million dollar federal grant to address affordable housing.The Department of Community & Economic Development will hold the first of several scheduled workshops on Wednesday, Feb. 12 related to the Town’s continued participation in the federal Community Development ...

  8. Around Westchester Schools: Regeneron Scholar Idea To Help BP, Third-Grader Grows Giant Cabbage

    Around Westchester Schools: Regeneron Scholar Idea To Help BP, Third-Grader Grows Giant Cabbage

    A Westchester County third-grader won a contest for growing an eight-pound cabbage.Keric Roach of Springhurst Elementary School in Dobbs Ferry is the New York State winner in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Third Grade Cabbage Program which calls upon student to grow a colossal cabbage.He will receive a $1,000 savings bond towards his education for growing the large cabbage. Keric's ...

  9. Treat Yourself To Midweek Night Of 100 Instruments On Fairfield County School Stage

    Treat Yourself To Midweek Night Of 100 Instruments On Fairfield County School Stage

    Stressed? Tired? Tired of feeling stressed? Imagine this midweek pick-me-up. One hundred instrumentalists will perform a concert Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Greenwich High School.The musicians are fifth- and sixth-grade band students from across the Greenwich school district . They are Honor Band members and the event is an annual festival. The concert's ...

  10. White Plains Hospital Trains, Equips Schools To Stop The Bleed In An Emergency

    White Plains Hospital Trains, Equips Schools To Stop The Bleed In An Emergency

    Did you know someone can bleed to death in five minutes, which could be before an ambulance gets to them?Teachers, administrators, and staff in White Plains schools have been trained to administer life-saving first aid to stop someone from bleeding and the district is now equipped with "Stop the Bleed" kits, thanks to White Plains Hospital.The initiative is part of the Stop the Bleed ...

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