The EDS Humanities Department is excited to announce that eighth grader Annabel W. is the school-wide winner of the American History Essay Contest sponsored by the Augusta Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution!
The contest is open to fifth through eighth grades, and this year’s topic required students to write about a colonial family’s discussion of the Stamp Act and the role it played in organizing the colonists against the British King and Parliament. Using historical facts, writers had to show how the Stamp Act affected their lives. Research was necessary prior to writing, and a bibliography was required.
Annabel’s work has been submitted for competition at the chapter level, where it will be judged based on historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of material, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness. Best wishes in the chapter competition, Annabel!