Henry are Daughter of American Revolution Essay Contest winners
Casey Danly, a 6th grader at Prairie Middle School, and Laurel Henry, a 5th grader, are the winners of the “Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest” of the Alica Whitman Chapter. The topic of the essays was “I-Spy Espionage During the Revolutionary War.” Students were to take on the persona of a spy during the Revolutionary War. They could use a letter or journal format. Essays for both categories had to be between 300-600 words. Students were asked to include a bibliography page with any internet sources or books they used to find their information.
Casey is the son of Lynn and Greg Danly, Laurel is the daughter of Mary Cay Henry. Both will be presented bronze medals, certificates, and a gift certificate worth $50 from the local Chapter at an awards ceremony to be held on February 16, 2008 at the Masonic Hall in Lewiston. Both essays will be forwarded to the state competition where they will choose a winner at that level and then possibly to the next division level, and possibly to the national level.
Giving students real world experiences to write is one of the most important things we can do for kids. Entering essay contests and publishing student writing makes the students take more pride in their publications. Giving kids opportunities for writing also paves the way for writing essays for scholarships at the high school level. Nice job Casey Danly and Laurel Henry!