DAR Honors American history essay contest winners
History essay contest winners for the Ye Towne of Bath Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution American were: Colin McPeak, fifth grader, Emma Bostic, sixth grader and Chelsea Hessler, eighth grader. The students and their families were guest at the chapter's April meeting where each read their essay. Anne Spriggs, the Chapter Regent, presented each a certificate signed by the DAR National General President. They were each given a gift by Julia Lineaweaver, the Chapter's American History Chairman.
Emma Bostic was also honored as the State of West Virginia second place winner. Over one hundred students were participants in this year's contest.
The 2006-2007 topic was "Jamestown Colony is Settled" To help commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown they were to take on the persona of one of the early settlers. Write a letter to family members who remained in England, and tell them about the activities and hardships involved with helping to establish the settlement. In their letter, they were to be sure to include information about the fellow settlers, as well.
In 2007 the 400th anniversary is marked of the establishment of the Jamestown Colony, the first permanent English settlement in America.