TBCS Students Place in Essay Contest
Three Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School students, Maddie Lowe, Cooper Poston, and Olivia Dyson, had top entries in “The Daughters of the American Revolution” History Essay Contest. The American History Essay Contest was established to encourage young people to think creatively about our nation's great history and learn about history in a new light. The contest is open to students in public, private, parochial schools, and registered home-study programs. Students in grades five through eight are encouraged to participate. Each year, a selected topic for use during the academic year is announced, and contest instructions are published online and sent to schools by participating DAR chapters. This year’s topic was “Celebrating a Century of America’s National Parks.” Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness. The top essay students and their families were invited to attend the organization’s March meeting where the students read their essays. Maddie won first place for seventh grade in the essay contest and Olivia and Cooper placed as well.