Wanchese Christian Academy students write essays for Daughters of the American Revolution

Published 5:27 pm Monday, March 28, 2022

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With a deadline in November 2021, middle school students had the opportunity to write a 900-minimum word essay for the Daughters of the American Revolution concerning the Arlington Cemetery.

“This past year commemorates the cemeteries 158th year of existence,” stated a Wanchese Christian Academy press release. “While considering one of our nation’s cherished graveyards, students created fictional stories that resulted in loved ones buried in the honored graveyard.”

Wanchese Christian Academy faculty and staff were thrilled to have had seven students fulfill all requirements for submission.

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On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, Peggy White from the local DAR Virginia Dare Chapter acknowledged Bryleigh Payne, Shaylynn Dough, Sophia Pruitt, Neviah Dobson and Aiden Vasquez with a certificate of recognition. She then recognized seventh grader Caleb Reed and eighth grader Myles Mann for winning not only in the Virginia Dare Chapter, but the district level as well.

Winners received a certificate of participation, a medal from the DAR and a gift certificate in the amount of $50. Students walked away with knowledge of a national landmark and applause for their creative endeavors for an essay encouraging awareness of the Daughters of the American Revolution.