Lincoln visit inspires winning essays

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America treated fifth-graders from 17 local public and private schools to a presidential encounter last month. As they have for the past several years, the group organized a two-day appearance by a historical character — and this time, it was President Abraham Lincoln (aka historical actor Dennis Boggs from Tennessee).

An essay contest was also part of the American history experience. This year's neighborhood school winners included: a tie between Bolles School fifth-graders Jacqueline Enas and Madison Clubb; Carter Stankard from Riverside Presbyterian Day School; a tie between John Stockton Elementary School fifth-graders, Dana DeShone and Jade Croft; and Alexa Senan from Pine Forest Elementary School.

Organizers said the children learned many interesting facts about Lincoln, and the importance of staying in school and reading.

The NationalSociety of the Colonial Dames of America treated fifth-graders from 17 localpublic and private schools to a presidential encounter last month. As they havefor the past several years, the group organized a two-day appearance by ahistorical character — and this time, it was President Abraham Lincoln (akahistorical actor Dennis Boggs from Tennessee).

Anessay contest was also part of the American history experience. This year’sneighborhood school winners included: a tie between Bolles School fifth-gradersJacqueline Enas and Madison Clubb; Carter Stankard from Riverside PresbyterianDay School; a tie between John Stockton Elementary School fifth-graders, DanaDeShone and Jade Croft; and Alexa Senan from Pine Forest Elementary School.

Organizerssaid the children learned many interesting facts about Lincoln, and theimportance of staying in school and reading.

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