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Duncan Indian Territory Chapter NSDAR announces essay contest winners | Community

The Duncan Indian Territory Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) announced the winners of their essay contest.

The American History essay contest was open to fifth through eighth graders and the topic was on John Phillip Sousa and his march, The Stars and Stripes Forever. The winner of the fifth grade level is Dylan Siess. She is a student at Plato Elementary School. Her teacher is Charmen McCaslin.

The Patriots of the American Revolution essay contest was open to ninth through 12th graders. They were instructed to select a figure from the era of the American Revolution, from 1773-1783, and discuss how he or she influenced the course of the American Revolution and the contribution this character made to the founding of a new nation. Kyle Graves is the winner of this contest. He attends Graves Home School Academy. His teacher is Shelley Graves.

The winning essays were forwarded to the Oklahoma Society DAR State American History chairman for state level judging. At the state level Dylan Siess was awarded first place for fifth grade, and Kyle Graves was awarded second place for high school. The students and their families will be guests at the Annual OSDAR Education Awards Program, Friday, May 17, in Norman during the OSDAR State Conference.

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