Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Essay Contest
Every year the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presents an essay-writing contest based on historical events. Falls City Middle School social studies teachers Karen Boatright and Jack Munford encourage their students to participate in this writing competition. This year marked the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre, where students “witnessed and described the Boston Massacre and their family’s discussion of the events and the role this played in the American Revolution.” First place local winners were sent to the state level and if they won there, their essays competed at the division level. Those that won divisions were entered in the national essay contest.
This year the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade essays won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place at the local level and the 1st place winners advanced to state competition. The 8th grade 1st place winner was Jayme Ewers, the 2nd place winner was Ethan Boatright, and the 3rd place winner was Aryauna Clements. The 7th grade 1st place winner was Ella Galthar, the 2nd place winner was Peyton Brown, and the 3rd place winner was Kadence Rego. The 6th grade 1st place winner was Dayton Snethen, 2nd place winner was Bowdy Jones, and the 3rd place winner was Emersyn Courtney.
First place winners at the state level from Falls City were 6th grade, Dayton Snethen, and 8th grade, Jayme Ewers. Placing second at the state level was Ella Glathar, 7th grade.
Due to the Covid-19 social restrictions, students were unable to be recognized at the DAR reception, but were honored for their accomplishments.
Pictured from left to right: Karen Boatright, Jayme Ewers, Ethan Boatright, Dayton Snethen, Aryauna Clements, Bowdy Jones, Ella Glathar, Emersyn Courtney, Peyton Brown, Kaydence Rego and Jack Munford