MCGS 5th grader, Dereyon Robinson, was  recently recognized as one of this year's National Society Daughter's of the American Revolution Mt. Carmel Chapter winners. At their February meeting, Dereyon presented his speech and was awarded with a certificate.

This year, students were to base their essay on the following: “November 11, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Imagine that you had a brother who lost his life on the battlefields of France during World War I. You and your family attended the November 11, 1921, dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C. Describe what this meant to you and your family. Why is it important to remember those who gave their lives to serve our nation?”

As part of its mission to support the study of American History, the NSDAR sponsors a history essay contest for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders each year. The competition is open to all students in public, private, and parochial schools, as well as registered home-study programs. The Contest was established to encourage young people to think creatively about our nation’s great history and learn about history in a new light.