2017-03-15 / Campus

DAR honors essay winners


Front, from left, Kade Smith, Caleb Swift; back, Gillian Still and Cannon Hobbs along with Peter Early Chapter DAR Regent, Susan Pettus. Front, from left, Kade Smith, Caleb Swift; back, Gillian Still and Cannon Hobbs along with Peter Early Chapter DAR Regent, Susan Pettus. The Peter Early Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met February 16, 2017 at the Blakely First United Methodist Church to honor student winners.

Regent Susan Pettus presided and called Rev. Dwight Bishop to led with a devotional and prayer.

Sondra Brewer, historian, introduced the DAR American History Essay winners and accompanying family members. The essay topic was “Celebrating a Century: America’s National Parks”. Caleb Swift, Early County Elementary, fifth grade; Kade Smith, Early County Middle, sixth grade; and Gillian Still, Southwest Georgia Academy, eighth grade, read their essays which were enjoyed by all. Andre Ebersole, seventh grader, Early County Middle, was unable to attend.

Cannon Hobbs was introduced and congratulated as the Good Citizen Scholarship recipient, by Charlotte Moore, Good Citizen chairman. Cannon, daughter of Charles and Holley Hobbs, is a senior at Southwest Georgia Academy with plans to attend the University of Georgia after graduation. She read her essay which was titled, “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It”. The focus question was, “How do the combined actions of many good citizens keep our nation moving forward?” The essay referenced the relationship between the Native Americans and Pilgrims as one of the first acts of good citizenship, which became known as Thanksgiving.

Also honored, but unable to attend, was the DAR Good Citizen from Early County High School, Taylor Kilgore. She is the daughter of Danny and Tammy Kilgore.

Both of these students were selected by their schools for being exceptional in activities and academics, as well as, displaying the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. The Peter Early Chapter congratulates them.

Following the program, a brief business meeting was conducted and the meeting was adjourned.

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