Daughters of the American Revolution State Essay Winner
Published by Laurie Pender on May 16, 2018
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Daughters of the American Revolution State Essay WinnerDesmond Jordan, a stellar 7th grade AIG student at Westover Middle School, recently participated in the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest. This year’s topic was “This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Imagine you are living in 1918. State where you are living and how the end of the war will impact your daily life”? Desmond took a different approach to his essay. He wanted to tell the point of view of a boy living in New York interested in the segregated black units.

His approach paid off, as Desmond won first place for the Liberty Point Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution at the county level. He then went on to win first place at the DAR district level competition and on April 28th in Raleigh, his essay placed first at the state level.

Desmond credits his mother, Ms. Velvet Jordan, a 6th grade AIG ELA Cluster Teacher at Westover Middle who kept encouraging him to add more details and do more research as well as his 7th grade AIG Cluster ELA Teacher, Ms. Suzanne Russ, who made some helpful suggestions, and to Ms. Sherri Fux, the AIG Consultant/Teacher, who submitted his paper for the competition.

According to Desmond, “having to say the speech in front of a lot of strangers at the state level will better prepare me for becoming a lawyer, and hard work truly pays off in the end!”

Congratulations Desmond Jordan! We are very proud of you!