Libertad Chapter, NSDAR Announces American History Essay Winners

LIBERTY, March 14, 2013 - Libertad Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce the following winners in the American History Essay contest. The purpose of the American History Committee is to promote American history throughout the year by honoring significant historical people, places, dates, and events. It does this by sponsoring the American History Essay Contest and the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. In many instances, the two essay contests provide an additional opportunity for teachers to reach out beyond the existing curriculum. The committee also encourages chapters to promote American history in other ways; for example, by recognizing women in American history. The Chairman is Mary Willingham Partlow. The students will be recognized at a ceremony March 21, 2013, at the Price Daniel Meeting Room.

Faith Calico, a senior at Liberty High School, is our winner in the Christopher Columbus division. Her paper title is: HOW DID THE FAITH AND COURAGE OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS GIVE TO MANKIND A NEW WORLD? Her teacher is Janie Broussard.

Scarleth Sarai Lopez is our winner in the junior high division. She attends Woodrow Wilson Junior High in Dayton. She wrote about Nancy Morgan Hart under the title: FORGOTTEN PATRIOTS WHO SUPPORTED THE AMERICAN STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE. Her teacher is Cindy Jones.

The fifth grade winner is Dillan Ferguson who wrote under the same title FORGOTTEN PATRIOTS WHO SUPPORTED THE AMERICAN STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE with the subtitle, CHARLES CARRELL OF CARROLTON. Dillan, a student at Devers Elementary School, won the State title in his division, and his teacher is Vivian Kirkland. She has sponsored many students in the past.

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