DAR chooses essay winners

Published 12:51 am Monday, May 5, 2008

NATCHEZ — The William Dunbar Chapter of MSSDAR sponsored an American Essay Contest for fifth- through eighth-grade students in Adams County. The winners of the contest were presented medals and certificates at Rosalie on Monday, April 21.

The students wrote essays under the title: “I Spy: Espionage in the Revolutionary War.” Each student was to select a person from history who had spied for the new country during the Revolutionary War. These winning students were invited to read their essays to the William Dunbar and the Natchez Chapter members.

The winner from the fifth grade was Margaret Carey of Trinity Episcopal Day School. Jessica Trottier, also of Trinity School, was the sixth-grade winner. Laura Perilloux, of Cathedral School, won the seventh-grade contest and went on to win third in the State Contest.

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This year is the second year that Perilloux has won the American History Essay Contest for her grade. Danielle Trottier, of Trinity Episcopal Day School won for the eighth-grade, and she went on to win first place in the state contest. She is now being considered for the District and then possibly the national contest. Both Danielle Trottier and Perrilloux were recognized at the DAR State Conference in Jackson this past February.