Griffin, English, and Croome Named DAR American History Essay Winners

The Governor Jared Irwin Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently announced the names of the American History Essay winners for 2021.

Emilee Griffin, the daughter of John and Sharon Griffin of Warthen, was selected as the fifth-grade essay winner. She is a student at Ridge Road Elementary School.

Cadence English, the daughter of Micole and Jay English of Sandersville, was selected as the seventh-grade essay winner. She is a student at Brentwood School.

Ann Croome, the daughter of Jimmy and Elizabeth Croome of Sandersville, was selected as the eighth-grade essay winner. She is a student at Brentwood School.

This year’s essay topic was “The Boston Massacre,” to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the historical event that paved the way to the American Revolution. With this essay, students were challenged to imagine that they were living in Boston, and after witnessing the event of March 5, to describe their families’ discussions about the Boston Massacre, and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament.

Students shared their essays with the Governor Jared Irwin Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution at the Wednesday, February 3 meeting.

The annual essay program is intended for fifth through eighth grade students.

Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness.  Each student received bronze medals and chapter winner certificates.  Each essay has been sent to be judged at the district level.  District level winning essays progress to state level judging.  In turn, state level winners compete on a national level.