The Beverly Hills Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored a tea to honor the 2007 winners of the American History Essay Contest at Brentwood’s St. Martin of Tours School.
Grade 5: 1st Place – Lara Keith
2nd Place – Matthew
Grade 6: 1st Place – Mia Alexander
2nd Place – Patrick Lancaster
Grade 7: 1st Place – Caroline Frost
2nd Place – Isabella DiMarzio
Grade 8: 1st Place – Hunter Lew
2nd Place – Carolyn Windler
In their essays, the students related many of the hardships and emotionally wrenching experiences of the early Jamestown settlers. Although fictional, the accounts were plausible and historically accurate. Carolyn Hiller of the Beverly Hills Chapter of the DAR awarded medals to the first place winners, and American flags and certificates to all honorees. Cash prizes of $50 each will be given to Lara Keith, Mia Alexander and Caroline Frost, who won the District level of competition and will go on to compete at the State level in Sacramento. Ms. Hiller also presented to the Principal, Mrs. Cecile Oswald, a copy of the California State Society DAR book, Rosie’s Daughters, for the St. Martin of Tours library. The book is a collection of true stories of American women who joined the workforce, filling many of the vacancies created by the soldiers who fought in World War II.
For more information on the DAR, go to www.dar.org.