Student Wins DAR Essay Contests Anna Gray writes of forgotten Revolutionary hero. She was the most interesting of the women I had not heard dar american history essay contest 2013. Sybil Ludington was a 16-year-old girl who volunteered to gallop 40 miles through a cold damp night on horseback to warn American troops that the British were approaching.
Anna, a seventh grade student at the Fourth Presbyterian School in Potomac, read her winning essay to the Goshen Mill DAR Chapter on Feb. 11, where she accepted a certificate and monetary award. Danbury Post Historic Special on the Revolutionary War of 1777. Her father later reflected on the extraordinary circumstances of his daughter’s daring ride. He was overwhelmed that a child of 16 could accomplish so much. Paul Revere and its midnight message.
Unfortunately the troop was unable to stop the burning of Danbury on April 26, 1777. Anna also included that George Washington and the French Comte de Rochambeau visited Sybil’s house to thank her for her bravery. Her birthplace, Fredericksburgh changed its name to Ludingtonville and statues of her stand in Lake Glenieda and outside the Danbury Library. Sadly, after she died, she was only a quickly fading memory.
8 to think creatively about the nation’s history and to learn about it in a new light. Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation and neatness. Anna is the daughter of Karen and Corey Gray of Bethesda. The Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization. DAR members are dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism in communities across the nation. Education committees sponsor several contests, awards and scholarships. All students and educators are invited to participate and learn more about the educational programs the DAR offers through the Tennessee Society.
Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters. The American history contest was open to Milford students in grades 5-8. Freelove Baldwin Stow Regent Kendra Davis, State Representative Kathy Kennedy, Milford Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Grade 5 — Honorable mention, Gavin Conte, Live Oaks School.