Briar Students Sweep Daughters Of The American Revolution Essay Contest

Ella West, Colleen (Asher) Raab, Emmarie West (on the computer), and Annaliese Rogers.

A foursome of Briar Middle School students swept the awards in the annual Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Writing Contest.

Ella West, an 8th grader, won first place, 8th grader Ahsher Raab won second place, and 6th grader Emmarie West and 8th grader Annaliese Rogers tied for third place.

Ella West has been invited to read her award-winning essay at the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting in February. Her essay also will now move to the regional competition in the category for 7th and 8th graders. 

Meantime, Emmarie’s West’s essay also will move to regional competition in the category for 5th and 6th graders.

The girls essays were written based on this prompt:

Your brother was lost on a battlefield in France during World War I.  Because of your family’s loss, you were all invited to Washington, D.C. to attend the November 11, 1921, dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Describe in your essay: 1.) why this trip was important to your family, 2.) why it is important to remember your brother and those who gave their life in service to the United States of America during World War I, and 3.) how you wish for other Americans to look at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as years pass. 

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