2017-03-15 / Campus

Martin wins state DAR essay contest


From left, Douglas Worlds, first place winner; Skylar Harris, second place winner; and Shaniah Tolbert, third place winner. From left, Douglas Worlds, first place winner; Skylar Harris, second place winner; and Shaniah Tolbert, third place winner. Molly Martin, a senior at Westover Comprehensive High School in Albany was recently named State Winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Christopher Columbus essay contest.

Molly advanced to the state competition winning the local and Southwest District competitions. She was also essay state winner in 2014/2015. She will now compete at the next level.

The topic for the Columbus essay changes each year. The title of this year’s essay was “Technology’s Impact on the Voyage of Christopher Columbus.”

Molly is the daughter of Joy Ward Bowles of Albany (formally of Arlington) and Ben Martin of Thomasville. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Ward of Arlington and the great niece of Steve Peace of Blakely and Brenda Joiner of Colquitt.

After graduation, Molly plans to attend the University of Alabama.

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