Four local students were presented bronze medals for their first-place entries in the Joseph McDowell Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest.
Each year the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution conducts essay contests for any student attending a public, private, parochial school or a home schooled student. The contest is conducted without regard to race, religion, sex or national origin.
Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest
As a junior, Fletcher was on last year’s JHS tennis team, which won the region championship, and he won the Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest last year. He was honored for that at the February Board of Education meeting.
ANNUAL DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST – OPEN TO GILBERT STUDENTS IN GRADES 5-12
[Submitted by Maura Mackowski, Gov. George W. P. Hunt Chapter, Gilbert ]There was, in the small town where I went to high school, quite a gapbetween the social classes. On the one hand, there were several wealthyfamilies who owned factories and, on the other hand, the people who workedin those factories. There were also the families of doctors, lawyers, andstore-owners who tried very hard to keep up with the wealthy families. Myparents came from what used to be called "the working class," and both Iand my friends worked full- or part-time from the age of sixteen, theminimum age when it became legal to do so. The sons and daughters of thewealthy families in my town lived quite differently. While I and myfriends worked in a factory during the summers, they spent summers in their family's summer home on Georgian Bay or some similarplace, or travelled to Europe. The person with the lead role in the schoolplay, the winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Essaycontest, the class valedictorian, the cheer leaders, and even the half-back who was sent in to score a touchdown after the football team hadtaken the ball down to the one-yard line were all the sons and daughtersof the wealthy. I don't know if such social inequities and snobbery stillexist in small towns today. I hope not. But it might explain why I thinkthat the concept of the dignity of labor is so important.