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Hamilton Elementary fifth grade student Kendall Mitchell won first place in the DAR essay contest

Hamilton Elementary fifth grade student Kendall Mitchell won first place in the DAR essay contest
Posted on 02/28/2018
Hamilton Elementary fifth grade student Kendall Mitchell won first place in the DAR essay contestCourtesy of the Sequim Gazette

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Milestone: Local students show off their history knowledge for DAR contest

Three local students earned high marks for their essays submitted to the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

In the elementary/middle school category, two Clallam County students won first place with their pieces that remembered the “War to End All Wars” (World War I): seventh-grade homeschooler Reice Elsasser-Donaldson, and fifth-grader Kendall Mitchell from Hamilton Elementary in Port Angeles.

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The High School DAR Essay Contest is in coordination with the National Italian American Foundation, and included the topic, “Advantages and Disadvantage of Working Relationships Between Foreign Parties.” Sequim High School student Olivia Preston took top honors in this contest.

The trio of students were honored at DAR’s George Washington Tea Feb. 17 in Port Angeles.

In addition, both Preston and Elsasser-Donaldson have been awarded first place in Washington state, and may compete for a national DAR prize.

Photos:

DAR contest:  Martha Washington (Heidi Eggebroten) presents a first place certificate to fifth grader Kendall Mitchell from Hamilton Elementary.

DAR contest winners:  Joining George Washington (Vern Frykholm) at a DAR George Washington Tea on February 17 in Port Angeles as (from left) essay contest-winning students Olivia Preston, Reice Elsasser-Donaldson and Kendall Mitchell.

For additional assistance, please contact:

M. Patsene Dashiell
Communications & Community Relations Coordinator
pdashiell@portangelesschools.org
Ph: 360-565-3703
Port Angeles School District
Central Services – 216 East 4th Street
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