Winners announced for DAR American History Essay Contest

January 11, 2014

The Anne Lee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution presented awards to three Navajo students in ceremonies held at the school Wednesday. The students wrote essay on “The Lives of Children During the American Revolution”. The contest was open to all students in grades five through eight. The presentations were made by Mary Holsey, Regent of the DAR chapter.

Stephaney Delaney, the eighth grade daughter of Joe and Twyla Costiloe, took first place honors. She was awarded a certificate, bronze medal and $50.

Tristan Netherton, the eighth grade son of Ricky and Natalie Netherton, was the second place winner. He received a certificate and $35.

Braden Johnson, the eighth grade son of Jeremiah and Kristan Johnson, was awarded third place. He received a certificate and $15.

“The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution established the American History essay contest to encourage young people to think creatively about our nation’s history and learn about history in a new light,” said Holsey. “Each academic year, a unique essay topic is chosen and guidelines are made available. Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation and neatness.”