January 13, 2015
PACS Students Receive Awards from DAR Apalachee Chapter
Two PACS eighth grade students and a PACS senior were recently honored at the Daughters of the American Revolution Apalachee Chapter Awards Luncheon.
Patrick Brannen and Brittany Clark were selected as the overall 2014 8th grade winners for the DAR American History Essay Contest by members of the Apalachee Chapter. Patrick and Brittany tied for first place with the exact same score on the essay contest and were honored at the Apalachee DAR Chapter’s Awards Luncheon as the area’s most outstanding 8th grade competitors with a certificate, lapel pin, and a cash prize. Patrick and Brittany’s essays have been forwarded to the GSDAR District 2 area vice chairman for judging at the district and state level.
The DAR American History Essay Contest is sponsored each year as a way to promote patriotism and awareness of American History topics beneficial to the current generation. Students voluntarily submit essays outside of their regular classroom assignments. This year’s topic responded to by Patrick and Brittany was “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island”.
Also honored at the luncheon was PACS senior Sutton Norris. Sutton was nominated by PACS teachers for this special honor and received the Good Citizen Award in response to his outstanding character and commitment to citizenship both within Prince Avenue as well as in the community. One area in which Sutton’s citizenship can be seen is Wood for Warriors, the community ministry Sutton established to raise funds needed to purchase electric off-road wheelchairs for wounded veterans.
These PACS students enjoyed a special luncheon with other students from our area and were an excellent representation of Prince Avenue Middle and High Schools.