Students show off their patriotism in DAR contest


Kelly and Ann Marie Logan


The Abigail Wright Chamberlain Chapter of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) recently held a luncheon at the Viera Holiday Inn to announce the winners of its annual contest to promote a love of American history, heritage and patriotism in area schools.

Cynthia Robinson was the chairwoman of the event.

Anthony Montarella of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy was the good citizen essay award winner. He received a certificate, a monetary gift and he read his essay.

Thuan Tran of Melbourne High School, Elizabeth Deusche of Eau Gallie High, Joseph Martinez of Viera High, Jadasia Norris of West Shore Junior/Senior High and Joelle Burley of Florida Prep also were named outstanding good citizens by DAR and their respective schools for leadership, service, dependability and patriotism.

Logan Ehlers of West Shore won the Christopher Columbus essay contest.

Kelly Logan of West Shore, Matthew Bouyoucas of Holy Trinity and Cole Chanda of Holy Trinity each won the American history essay contest.

Matt Susin, a member of the Brevard County School Board, was the guest speaker and presenter. Jo Pagan, the assistant director, Shauna Jones, Lauren Burg, Heidi Fink, Jessica Thomas and Courtney Treubert served as counselors for the students. Teachers Amy Dimond, Derek Parker and Sharon Brokel also served as counselors.

Lena Barbieri, another chairwoman, and regent Jane Smythe served on a committee with others to judge the essays. Carol Killingsworth chaired the American History Essay. 


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