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Darien Fifth-Graders Win Daughters Of American Revolution Essay Contest

From left: DAR Essay Contest Chairman Sandra MacPherson, with students Ian Holly, Lindsay Smith, Katherine McNamara and Anna Clements.
From left: DAR Essay Contest Chairman Sandra MacPherson, with students Ian Holly, Lindsay Smith, Katherine McNamara and Anna Clements. Photo Credit: Lisa Wilson Grant

DARIEN, Conn. -- Five fifth-grade students from the Darien schools received awards for their participation in the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest

This year's topic was “The Lives of Children During the American Revolution.”

Katherine McNamara from Royle School was named the winner. Marina Stefanoni from Hindley School took second place and Lindsay Smith from Ox Ridge School was named the third place winner. Ian Holly of Tokeneke School and Anna Clements of Royle School were honorable mention honorees.

McNamara's essay will be sent to the Connecticut State Daughters of the American Revolution chairperson and will be entered in the Connecticut State competition. The judging of the competition will take place later this spring.

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