DAR’s Abigail Phelps Chapter announces essay contest winners

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American History Essay Contest winners from Granby are shown with their teachers and principals: Anna Forlenza Bailey, Katie Busbey, Phoebe O’Brien third place winner for the 5th grade, Amy Talasco third place winner for the 6th grade, Shirley Cowles and Sue Henneberry. Submitted photo

On March 10, the Abigail Phelps Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized winners of the American History Essay and the Christopher Columbus Essay Contests. Each spring, the NSDAR announces the essay topics which the local chapter provides area schools which integrate these topics into the fall curricula. The American History Essay Contest topics cover an important event that occurred 100 years ago. This year’s topic, The Women’s Suffrage Campaign, celebrates the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, passed by the U. S. Congress on June 4, 1919. 

The Christopher Columbus Essay Contest is sponsored in partnership with the National Italian American Foundation. This year’s topic compares ship technology: The Ships Columbus Used Versus the Ships of Today.

The American History Essay recognizes first, second and third place winners for grade levels five through eight.