News from Jackson Hole Radio February 8, 2021

Local Winners of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s American History Essay Contest win Wyoming State Competition, Advance to Divisional Level

by Jackson Hole Radio News

 

The Davey Jackson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (“D.A.R.”) is proud to announce two local students have advanced to the Divisional Competition with their winning essays.  This year’s topic for contest was “The Boston Massacre”, in recognition of the 250th anniversary.

Congratulations to Miss Leisel Maher and Miss Phoebe Turner for winning the state-wide competition with their essays! Each girl will receive a certificate and medal.

D.A.R. established this annual essay contest to encourage young people to think creatively about our nation’s great history and learn about history in a new light. Each academic year, a unique essay topic is chosen and guidelines are made available.  Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation and neatness.

Miss Maher is the daughter of Mr.& Mrs. Alex Maher and attends the 5th grade at the Jackson Hole Classical Academy.  Miss Maher’s essay is entitled:  “The Boston Massacre:  Crispus Attucks and Other Patriots Who Sparked the American Revolution”

Miss Turner is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Turner and attends the 6th grade at Mountain Academy at Teton Science Schools. Miss Turner’s essay is entitled: “The Boston Massacre:  A Family Divided”.

The girls will advance to the divisional level. The divisional winners will advance to the national level where the winners are announced. All National winners will receive a certificate, medal and a monetary award.

The Davey Jackson Chapter welcomes your interest!  Please find out more at https://wydar.org/about/daveyjackson/or contact Mrs. Ru Rok at djc.wydar.historian@gmail.com.