The William Whitley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held an awards ceremony and reception for the top 12 fifth grade students at students at Williamsburg Elementary School who took part in the annual American History Essay Contest.
Their teacher, Jessica Sulfridge, parents and guests joined in recognizing the accomplishments of the students. The National American History committee chose this year’s topic in celebration of the Commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The title of the essay was “Young America Takes a Stand: The War of 1812.”
The students were to pretend they were alive during the War of 1812 and had a friend who has become famous in history because of standing up for America during that exciting but dangerous time. The top 12 students read their essays to the group. Participation certificates and dollar coins were awarded to each of the winners.
Group photo: The William Whitley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held a reception to honor the top 12 students in their annual American History Essay Contest. Pictured above, from left to right, Lillie Abbott, Rose Bowen, Hunter Briggs, Mahalia Cain, Jeremy Chen, Macy Damron, Megan Harrison, Selena Mattingly, Noah Miracle, Morgan Owens and Elizabeth Spires, Laurel West and Wanda Jeffries, Co-chairs of the American History Committee.
Above, Selena Mattingly, third place winner; Macy Damron, second place winner; and Morgan Owens, first place winner, with Wanda Jeffries, Co-chair of the American History Committee.