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January 13, 2022

Daughters of the American Revolution Shrewsbury – Monmouth Chapter Announces Essay Contest Winners

The Daughters of the American Revolution Shrewsbury-Monmouth Chapter (DAR) has awarded three Oak Hill Academy students special recognition for their outstanding essays.  Thank you to the insight of DAR member, Oak Hill assistant and parent of Renee Verdon, (OHA ’87), Ms. Kathy Breslin, Oak Hill Academy had been invited to participate in this prestigious contest honoring the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.  The topic asked students to reflect on the importance of honoring those that gave their lives to serve our country.  Each grade level competed against twelve other local schools.

NJ Private School Students win Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest

Honors were awarded to one eighth grader, Kate Schweikert, 3rd Place, and two seventh graders, Mateo Jurgens, 1st Place, and Hannah Pollak, 3rd Place.  These students and their families will attend an awards ceremony in April. Mateo’s essay will advance to the state level (NJDAR) for judging.

As part of the Upper School’s English curriculum, students are perfecting their writing skills all year through regional contests, essays, research papers and journals.  All Upper School students became more informed patriots as a result of this essay contest.  Special thanks to the DAR and to the Upper School teachers, Mrs. Daly and Miss McKeon, for their dedication to excellence.

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