Fort Hunt Students Win NSDAR Essay Contest

The Kate Waller Barrett Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) presented its American History Essay Contest Awards this April. More than 80 students from Ft. Hunt and Washington Mill Elementary schools participated in the American History Essay contest sponsored by the Chapter.

The History Essay topic this year was " I Spy — Espionage During the American Revolution." Fifth-grade students wrote 300-600 word essays and sixth-graders wrote 600-1,000 word essays. Pictured are this year’s winners, both from Ft. Hunt Elementary School (from left): Rachel Dacey, sixth-grade winner; Mary Vaughan, Chairman of the Chapter’s American History Committee, and William Rausch, fifth-grade winner. Each received a bronze medal and a $50 United States Savings Bond.