Fifth-grade student Leisel Maher wins D.A.R. essay contest

Leisel Maher, a fifth-grade student at JH Classical Academy, recently competed in the 2021 Davey Jackson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) American History Essay contest on the topic of The Boston Massacre, in recognition of the event’s 250th anniversary. She was one of two winners at the D.A.R. chapter level. In addition to receiving a certificate, monetary award and books from D.A.R., Leisel will advance to the Wyoming state level competition — with the chance to advance to the divisional and national levels — for her essay entitled “The Boston Massacre: Crispus Attucks and Other Patriots Who Sparked the American Revolution.”
According to D.A.R., “The annual 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.”

Each academic year, a unique essay topic is chosen and guidelines are made available to entering students. Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation and neatness.

At JHCA, writing and critical thinking skills are taught every day and students are encouraged to be creative in all aspects of their studies. We are so proud of all of our students and wish to congratulate Leisel on her outstanding accomplishment!

To learn more about the annual essay contest, visit https://www.dar.org/national-society/education/essay-contests.

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