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DAR good citizens, essay winners announced

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TELL CITY – The Lafayette Spring Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter held its annual Awards Tea March 11, honoring Perry County’s “good citizens” and the American History winners.

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Each year the Daughters of the American Revolution recognize senior high-school students nominated by their teachers as having good citizenship, high morals and many volunteer hours in their community. This year, Blake Alvey from Tell City Junior-Senior High School, Bradley Douglas from Perry Central Junior Senior High School and Sarah Powers from Cannelton Junior-Senior High School were nominated.
Douglas was chosen by the judges to compete at the state level for Perry County.
The Daughters of the American Revolution also promote the study of American history and encourage students to learn more about the events of America’s past. This year’s theme for the American history essay was “Young American Takes a Stand: The War of 1812.” Rachel Pierrard, a Cannelton eighth-grader, and Sophia Shelby, a fifth-grader from Perry Central Elementary School, were chosen to represent Perry County. Shelby went on to place first in the state with her essay.
Also at the meeting, Ken Gilkey and Mitchell Hall from the Ohio Valley Sons of the American Revolution and Peggy Gilkey from the ladies auxiliary presented a program on early American flags. The Lafayette Spring chapter thanked the winners for their hard work, and their families, teachers and administrators for taking time to study and learn about American history and the events that have shaped the country.
For more information about the Daughters of the American Revolution, contact Lafayette Spring regent Patsy Alvey at 547-3629.