Shell Knob Students Attend Daughters’ of the American Revolution (DAR) Tea

essay contestFour Shell Knob middle school students were given awards at the annual Daughters of the Revolution Tea. Every year students from local schools are given a historical topic to write an essay about.

This year’s topic was, “The Women’s Suffrage Campaign.” Students have to research the time frame and the history surrounding the topic then write an essay. Shell Knob 6th  and 7th grade students spent several weeks learning about the Suffrage Campaign in America, then planned, wrote, revised, and rewrote their essays until they were ready to be submitted to the Local Chapter of the DAR.

The essays are read by the ladies in DAR and one outside person; then they are judged for their historical accuracy, their length, their adherence to the topic, and their creativity.

The students winning 1st and 2nd place are invited to the annual tea where the first place winners are awarded for their essays. The top essay that is sent on to the state level is read by the students at the Tea. All other essay writers are given a certificate of
completion. The students get to meet the women who help our nation keep our history alive for future generations.

essay winnersEssay winners in 6th grade were Lily Anderson (2nd place) and Aaliyah Franklin (1st place), Essay winners in 7th grade were Juliette Johnson (1st place) and Addison Sherfy (2nd place).  Aaliyah Franklin’s essay went on to the state level.