2018-02-21 / Society

Essay winners honored by DAR

From left, Rylan Foster, DAR Regent Susan Pettus, Courtney Keith and Kayte Clinkscales. From left, Rylan Foster, DAR Regent Susan Pettus, Courtney Keith and Kayte Clinkscales. The Peter Early Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met in Blakely Thursday, Feb. 15 to honor student winners of the DAR American History Essay contest.

Brother Scott, of the First United Methodist Church, lead the devotional and prayer. Sondra Brewer, Historian, introduced the DAR American History Essay winners and their families.

The essay topic this year was, “World War I: Remembering the War to End all Wars.” Topic: The end of World War I was the beginning of a new age. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Imagine you are living in 1918. State where you are living and how the end of the war will impact your daily life.

Winners, Rylan Foster, seventh grader, and Kayte Clinkscales, eighth grader, from Southwest Georgia Academy read their essays. Avery Cullifer, sixth grader from Early County Middle School, was not able to attend.

Charlotte Moore, DAR Good Citizen Chairman, announced the winning senior, Courtney Keith, daughter of Billy and Lisa Keith. The seniors essay title was “Our American Heritage and Our responsibility for Preserving It” and the focus question: “How has America advanced the cause of freedom in the rest of the world?”

Courtney attends Early County High School and also takes classes at Bainbridge College. She was selected for being exceptional in activities and academics, as well as, displaying the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Courtney would like to pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian after graduation. The Peter Early Chapter NSDAR congratulates her in all her accomplishments.

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

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