The Susanna Randolph Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) held a Patriots’ Day Celebration this past Sunday, April 19 at the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia.
The area students receiving honors for DAR Good Citizen Award and the DAR Essay winners with their families and guests were invited.
Those in attendance enjoyed patriotic music provided by Glee Hanson and hearing the first place essays being read by the authors.
After the program, refreshments provided by the Susanna Randolph Chapter were enjoyed by everyone.
The 2015 DAR Good Citizen Honor Award for Van-Far High School was presented to Kayleigh Kohl, daughter of Steve and Cindy Kohl, of Curryville.
The 2015 DAR Good Citizen Honor Award for Community R-VI High School was presented to Samantha Jackson, daughter of Matthew and Patricia Jackson, of Martinsburg.
The DAR American History Essay Contest’s topic was “Imagine yourself as a child traveling through Ellis Island in 1892”.
The winners from Van-Far 8th grade were Jordan Garner, who received first place and Jayle Jennings, winner of second place.
The winners from Van-Far 6th grade were Annalynn Culwell, first place; Skylar Curtis, second place; and Madison Swank, third place.
The winners from Van-Far 5th grade were Ennis Child, first place; Makenna Unglesbee, second place; and Cameron Jones, third place.
The Van-Far High School Essay Contest winner was Taryn Adam whose essay was entitled “Joining Christopher Columbus on His Voyage to the New World.”