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NSDAR chapter awards students

on Wednesday, 16 March 2016. Posted in Education, Local News

NSDAR chapter awards students
GOOD CITIZENS – Anne Jenkins, left, Samuel Bacot Regent, and DAR committee chair Donna Gray, right, congratulate winner of the Good Citizenship Essay contest Tyler Benton of South Florence High School and runner-up Ann Collins Josey of West Florence High School.


The winner of the “Good Citizen” Essay Contest is Tyler Benton from South Florence High School. Second place went to Ann Collins Josey from West Florence High School. The topic for this year’s contest was “Our American Heritage And Our Responsibility For Preserving It.”

The winner of the “American History Essay Contest” is Madeline Carsons of Sneed Middle Schools. Runner-up winners are Cynthia Dersch and Stephanie Dersch from Florence Christian; Ella Kitchens of Sneed Middle School and Eleanor Farrell, Katarina Glasman and Caroline Tatum of Trinity- Byrnes.

The students were asked to write essays with the topic “A Colonial Family’s Reaction to the Stamp Act.” “It is very important for teachers to emphasize writing competitive essays in the classroom,” said Donna Gray, NSDAR Committee Chairman for the Good Citizen Essay Awards. “This encourages our students to involve themselves in our national pride and prepare them for the future.”

Known as the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world, DAR has over 170,000 members with approximately 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and 11 foreign countries. The DAR has long promoted patriotism through commemorative celebrations, memorials, scholarships and activities for children and programs for new immigrants. For more information about DAR and the local Samuel Bacot Chapter, visit or

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