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Local student wins DAR history essay contest

Staff~ 3/18/2015

ANTHEM – Local sixth-grader Spencer John Hochstein won the Ocotillo Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution History Essay Contest for 2014-2015. Spencer was awarded the DAR American History Essay Contest Chapter Bronze Medal and Certificate and a gift from the chapter. Thirty-eight sixth-grade students received a Certificate of Participation. The awards were presented by Erin DeWolf, Chapter Regent and Ginger Schwam, Essay Contest Chapter Chairman. 

The theme topic for this year’s DAR American History Essay Contest for students was ‘A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island.’ This year’s essay topic recognizes the 125th anniversary of the immigration station on Ellis Island that operated from 1892-1954.

The chapter winning essay recipient Spencer also won the Arizona State Society Daughters of the American Revolution state competition.