January 17, 2014
Students Honored by Daughters of the American Revolution
Three Prince Avenue Christian School students were honored at a luncheon on Saturday, January 11th by the Apalachee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Eighth grade student Addie Lee Frierson, freshman Chase Deatrick, and senior Gracyn Lastinger were recognized for their participation and achievement in an essay contest sponsored each year by the DAR. Participation in the contest is voluntary and divided by grade level and topic.
Addie Lee Frierson responded to the given topic “The Lives of Children During the American Revolution” in using historical facts to portray either an historical or a fictional child living during the American Revolution. Addie Lee was honored as the contest winner for PACS as well as the chapter winner for the Apalachee Chapter of the DAR. Her essay has been forwarded to the state level competition.
Chase Deatrick’s essay, “How Do Americans view Christopher Columbus and George Washington Today?” compared and contrasted these two heroes from American history and explained how Americans can apply the experiences of these two men to their own lives. Chase was honored as the contest winner for PACS.
Gracyn Lastinger was chosen by the Prince Avenue Christian School faculty as the 2014 DAR Good Citizen because she exhibits the qualities of good citizenship: dependability, loyalty, service, leadership, self-control, and patriotism in her home, school, and community. In addition to receiving this award, Gracyn voluntarily submitted an essay on the topic “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It,” describing how a person’s personal heritage affects his or her personal duty to our nation. Gracyn’s essay was chosen as the chapter winner for the Good Citizen essay contest and will be forwarded to the state level competition.
All three PACS students were presented with a certificate of achievement, a medal, and a cash award from the Apalachee Chapter of the DAR. The students read their essays aloud to the guests in attendance at the luncheon.