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Madelyn Brooks, DAR Essay Contest Winner

Madelyn Brooks, 5th grade student at Hartwell Elementary, has been named county winner of the DAR American History Essay Contest.   

The American History Essay Contest is sponsored by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). The contest was established to encourage creative thinking in the subject area of American History. Students in grades five through eight and enrolled in public, private, and parochial schools, as well as well as registered home-study programs, are eligible to participate. Entries are judged on historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness. 

Each participating DAR chapter submits a winning essay from each of the four grades for state judging. A state winner from each grade will be announced and will then advance to the divisional level where one winner from each grade will be selected as national winners. Each participating student will receive a certificate of participation from the local chapter. Chapter winners receive bronze medals and certificates; state winners will receive silver medals and certificates; and national winners will receive special certificates, medals, and a monetary award. 

Each participating student will receive a certificate of participation from the local chapter. Chapter winners will receive bronze medals and certificates; state winners will receive silver medals and certificates; and national winners will receive special certificates, medals, and a monetary award. 

The John Benson NSDAR has invited Madelyn and her parents, David and Sheryl, to attend their February luncheon meeting. The contest winners will be recognized for their accomplishments during the luncheon.