The George Clinton Chapter DAR held its Youth Award ceremony March 21 at the American Legion Hall in Wilmington.
Each year we honor a senior who is an Outstanding Good Citizen. We also sponsor an American History essay contest open to students of public, private, parochial and home-schooled education in grades five through eight.
This year’s topic was the Stamp Act, which was passed by the British Parliament in 1765.
Contest guidelines asked students to describe a colonial family’s discussion about the new Stamp Act and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament.
This year students from Blanchester, Clinton-Massie and Wilmington school districts along with a home-schooled student participated.
The eighth-grade winners were: 3rd place Madison Moore, 2nd place Emily Spendlove and 1st place was Paiton Walker all from Wilmington Middle School.
The seventh-grade winning writers were: 3rd place Abby George from Clinton-Massie, 2nd place Pearl Spurlock from Clinton-Massie and 1st place was Honor Persing, a home-schooled student.
The sixth-grade writers were: 3rd place Colin Ames from Wilmington Middle School, 2nd place Madyson Coyle from Blanchester and 1st place was Christina Tidwell from Clinton-Massie.
The fifth-grade winning writers were: 3rd place Josefine Majdoch, 2nd place Connor Stultz and 1st place was Maddie Phipps all from Clinton-Massie.
George Clinton Chapter is also pleased to announce that Christina Tidwell, Honor Persing and Paiton Walker also were 1st place writers in the Southwest Ohio District.
Christina Tidwell and Honor Persing won 1st place in the Ohio State Essay contest and will be honored at the State DAR convention.
The George Clinton Chapter congratulates all of the Clinton County writers who entered the contest and encourage them all to continue with their writing.
A special thank you to the teachers who took the time to encourage the students to participate
The chapter looks forward to reading their essays in next year’s contest.