Thursday, April 30, 2015

Patton 6th grader wins the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Award

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) holds an annual writing contest ("American History Essay Contest") for students in grades 5-8.  The 2014-2015 essay topic was "A Child's Journey Through Ellis Island."  The essays are required to have a certain number of words, a bibliography, and historical information about Ellis Island.  There are a panel of judges and a scoring rubric.

We are proud to report that Patton 6th grader, Julie Griswold, was the 6th grade essay award winner for Chester County, the state of Pennsylvania, the Eastern Region of the country, and ultimately the National First Place Winner in the 6th grade category. 
Julie will be honored during the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s Educational Awards Night, which will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Constitution Hall, in Washington, DC. President General Lynn Forney Young will present her with the award, which includes a certificate, medal and a check for $1,000.