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Darien Student's Essay On National Parks Wins Statewide Contest

Good Wife’s River Chapter DAR Essay Contest winner Connor McNamara receives a certificate and pin from CTDAR American History Chairman Catherine Bue-Hebner and CTDAR Regent Alice Ridgway at the Connecticut State DAR Board of Management Meeting Photo Credit: Contributed
Connor McNamara (second from left) was accompanied by his father, John, brother Mark and mother, Christa when he received his award for winning the CTDAR statewide Fifth Grade Essay Competition at Matthies Hall Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. --  Darien student Connor McNamara has won first place in the Connecticut State Daughters of the American Revolution Fifth Grade Essay Contest.

McNamara, the son of Christa and John McNamara, is a student at Royle School and was honored as Darien’s Good Wife’s River Chapter DAR Essay winner at a chapter reception in February. His essay was automatically entered into the state level contest. With more than 45 DAR Chapters in Connecticut, McNamara’s essay faced stiff competition.

McNamara's essay titled “Celebrating a Century: America's National Parks,” describes the unparalleled beauty of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. His essay will now be entered into the NE Regional Society Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest.

McNamara, along with his parents and brother Mark, were guests of the Darien DAR Chapter at the Connecticut State Daughters of Revolution Board of Management State luncheon held at Matthies Hall in Windsor, where he received his certificate and pin.

Membership in the DAR is open to any woman who can trace her direct lineage to a Patriot whose last act was to give civil, patriotic or military service to the cause of American Independence during the Revolutionary War. For more information, call 203-656- 0857.

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