DAR Essay Winner

We are a community of writers here at the Jackson Grammar School, and take research and civic responsibility seriously.

Each year sixth graders participate in the Anna Stickney Chapter of the DAR's essay contest. In recent years, Jackson students have done exceedingly well and gone on to both the state and national level, including Helen Badger in 2014, and Aidan Hagerty in 2013, who won the National Daughters of the American Revolution History Essay Contest. 

The purpose of the DAR's American History Committee is to promote American history throughout the year by honoring significant historical people, places, dates, and events in various essay contests.  The American History Essay Contest is an annual contest for 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders in public school. This year's topic was "A Colonial Family's Reaction to the Stamp Act."  Amy is the Anna Stickney Chapter winner and the 6th grade winner for the state of New Hampshire.  

The 2016 winner is Amy Burton. For more information regarding the DAR, please click here.   You may read her essay below.

A Modern Family's Reaction to Essay Win:

Smiles all around! Amy hosted her parents at an awards ceremony with members of the DAR in her classroom at JGS.




A Colonial Family's Reaction to the Stamp Act

Stamp of Approval

Amy was presented the award on April 13, 2016 by Dr. Sodonburg and Mrs. Laselle. Her essay will be sent on to the national competition.