Friday, May 8, 2015

'A Child's Journey Through Ellis Island'

Cecilia Jacobs
Blogger's Note: This information was provided by the Mahanatawny Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution of Pottstown.

Three area  students were recently honored for their outstanding American History essays by the Mahanatawny Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, of Pottstown.  

The theme for the essay was “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island” and featured coming to America through the eyes of a child. 

All the essays were interesting and the students journeyed from various areas, including Ireland, Naples, and Rome.

The students honored were Emily Hart, eighth grade, from Pottstown Middle School, Sabrina Neff, eighth grade, from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Education Center, and Cecilia Jacobs, seventh grade, from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Education Center. 

(You can read Cecilia's full essay by clicking here.)

Emily Hart
American History Essay Contest Chairman Barbara Drauschak, introduced the winners and thanked the judges, and made a special announcement that winner, Cecilia Jacobs, was also honored with being the Pennsylvania State winner, as well as the Eastern Division winner of this contest.

Sabrina Neff
She now will move on to national competition and be honored in Washington DC this June at the Continental Congress for being a state winner.

(You can read Emily's full essay by clicking here.)

All the students introduced their families and teachers who were present for the award ceremony and received a pin, certificate, and gift certificate from the Chapter. 

 The award ceremony took place April 9, 2015, at St. James Lutheran Church, in Pottstown.

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