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Daughters of the American Revolution honors essay winners

February 15, 2018 GMT

The William McIntosh chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is honoring the winners of its annual American history essay contests.

The winners in the elementary and middle school division were recognized Feb. 13, during the Butts County Board of Education meeting, with a presentation from DAR Second Vice-Regent Sue Oglesby that included certificates, medals and cash prizes.

Students in fifth through eighth grades wrote on the topic, “What life was like at the end of World War I,” highlighting the centennial of the end of the war. Accepting the prizes were Stark Elementary School fifth-grader O’Neal Norsworthy, Henderson Middle School seventh-grader Clarice Cook and Henderson eighth-grader Baylee Johnson.

Jackson High School student Joshua Ackiss, who was not present but will pick up his prizes later, won in the Christopher Columbus essay contest co-sponsored by the DAR and the National Italian American Foundation.