Gazette News Report
XENIA — The Catharine Greene Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) recently honored students who participated in an essay contest and students who were deemed good citizens.
The topic of the essay was the Stamp Act of 1765 which required all colonists to pay a tax on every printed piece of paper they used. It was viewed by colonists as “taxation without representation.” The topic was chosen because 2015 marked the 250th anniversary of the controversial measure preceding the American Revolution.
The students wrote a 600-1000 word essay on a Colonial family’s reaction to the stamp act and what role it played in organizing the colonists against the British king and parliament.
Sixth-grade students from Teresa Bauman’s sixth-grade class at Xenia Christian Intermediate School were honored during the chapter’s Feb. 21 meeting. Tied for first place were Abby Newell and Julia Kuruvilla. In second place was Alyssa Hooper, while tied for third place were Layne Burke and Ashley Bush. Honorable mention awards went to Kaitlyn Crawford, Caitlyn Edgerton, Max Glover, Michael Lee, Kevin McEntyre, Jonathan Merritt, Kiersten Quinlan and Emma Schrinner. Each of the winners were invited to read their essays at the D.A.R. meeting.
High school seniors recognized for being good citizens were Mikaila Saylor, Beavercreek; Ashleana Butts, Carroll; Kristen Combs, Greeneview; and Nekyla Hawkins, Yellow Springs. Each recipient received a pin, framed certificate, small poster and gift card from the chapter.
For more information about the Catharine Greene Chapter, call Janine Montgomery at 937-371-2134.