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Chapter honors local essay contest students

By Staff | Apr 1, 2011

Local students from fifth through eighth grades who entered the American History Essay Contest were honored by the Pack Horse Ford Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution March 16 at the Shepherdstown Train Station.

Second Vice Regent Mary Davis awarded students their prizes.

First place winners read their essays on this year’s topic, “The Memoirs of Paul Revere.” First place winners received medals, certificates and savings bonds while second and third place winners received certificates and monetary gifts.

First place winners included Wren Parker, Shepherdstown Elementary; Ariel Cifala, Shepherdstown Middle; Milo Levine, Shepherdstown Middle; and Tatianna Evanisko, Shepherdstown Middle.

Second place winners included Noah Wirt, Shepherdstown Elementary; Chandler Marshall, Country Day School; Kinsey Lynch, Shepherdstown Middle; and Evanthea Hammer, Morgan Academy.

Third place winners included Amanda Biebel, Shepherdstown Elementary; Shelby Kowalski, Wildwood Middle; Fiona Tracy, Shepherdstown Middle; and Ashley Stegall, Shepherdstown Middle.

Shepherdstown Middle School eighth grade teacher, Cheryl Reilly, received a NSDAR Certificate of Award for her consistent and unfailing support of the DAR American History Essay Contest for several years.

The chapter held a reception for the winners, their families and teachers. Hostesses were Joan Moler, Mary Ann Strider, Betty Reinhart, Marie Snowden and Lucille Waltz.

A short business meeting followed the reception. The Pack Horse Ford Chapter will participate in the Jefferson County Relay for Life on June 24 at the Jefferson High School track. Team Captain Polly Wharton announced that the “DAR Daughters Team” needs the support of all chapter members and the community. As a fundraiser, Wharton gave members plastic Easter eggs to fill with their change and return at the April meeting.

Seats are still available on the charter bus tour to Lancaster, Pa., April 30.

Cost is $75 per person and includes admission to the Quilt and Textile Museum, Heritage Center Museum, homemade lunch and the historic Rock Ford Plantation mansion. The bus will leave the Shepherdstown Fire Hall at 7 a.m. and will return by 6:30 p.m. For more information and to make reservations, contact Kathy Sholl after 7 p.m. at 304-876-1250.

To learn more about becoming a member of Pack Horse Ford Chapter, NSDAR, please contact Regent Cheryl Brown at 304-876-3817 or Registrar Dorrene Hale at 304-725-6140.