A Danbury middle school student has been named a finalist in a state essay contest. Megan Quinn, a sixth-grader at Broadview Middle School, wrote about her math teacher's dedication to helping students who struggle with math. The essay was one of ten finalists in the Connecticut Great Teachers Essay Contest, sponsored by the Connecticut State Department of Education. The first annual contest was an opportunity for students to let their teachers know how valued they are. Megan will receive a certificate from the state Department for being a finalist.