DAR recognizes historical essay winners, good citizens

Left to right: Carole Smith, Carol Sapp, Chavonne Whaley, Jessica Connors, Shellbi Malone, Luis Preciado, Regent Carol Bachand and Marilyn Boone.

On Sunday, January 18, the Susan B. Anthony Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) of the greater Long Beach area held their annual award program to recognize the fifth- and sixth-grade winners of the American history essay contest.
This year the essay topic was “What message did the Gettysburg Address communicate to our war-torn nation in 1863?” Fifth-grade winner Shellbi Malone from Jack Weaver Elementary School and sixth-grade winner Chavonne Whaley from Burbank Elementary School received certificates and other recognition for their participation.
Seniors from local area high schools were also recognized for their participation in the DAR Good Citizens Awards and Scholarships program. Honored at the gathering were scholarship recipients Luis Preciado of Bell Gardens High School and Jessica Connors of Los Alamitos High School. Jessica will also be honored as the chapter winner and District XIII winner at a district American History luncheon in February.

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