Middle School Sweeps DAR History Essay Contest

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Middle School Sweeps DAR History Essay Contest

Nine Hilltop middle school students have swept the Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest.

This year’s topic was remembering World War I as this year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Students were asked to imagine living in 1918 and detail where they are living and how the end of the war would impact their daily life. Students also had to discuss the pros and cons of the changes the War introduced to society and how those changes will impact the United States in the years to come. Essays were judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Grade 7

  • Caitlin Caffrey, first place
  • Kanna Pasanuri, second place
  • David Sacks, third place
  • Tija Sipols, honorable mention

Grade 6

  • Antonio Puopolo, first place
  • Andrew Antunes, third place

Grade 5

  • Ben Janiszewski, first place
  • Eamon Coletta, second place
  • William Antunes, third place
  • Justin Arapkiles, honorable mention.

Caitlin, Antonio and Ben’s essays will advance to the state contest. Congratulations to our winners!