Knox Essay Winners – Mount Vernon
The General Henry Knox Chapter of the SAR and the Lucy Knox Chapter of the DAR met in joint session at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, Ohio. After the opening ceremonies, DAR member Sandy McCann presented the winners of the recent essay contest with their awards. These were:
Neti Waal, Columbia Elementary, 1st Place 5th Grade
Catherine Wheeler, Centerburg Middle School, 2nd Place 6th Grade
Octavia Blackwell, Centerburg Middle School, 2nd Place 7th Grade
Jessica Sutton, Centerburg Middle School, 1st Place 7th Grade
Leigh Ann Vargo, Centerburg Middle School, 1st Place 8th Grade
Jan Quinn, Mount Vernon High School Social Studies Teacher, was the final judge.
General Henry Knox Chapter Secretary Ernie Moreland’s granddaughter Octavia Blackwell was one of the winners!
Pictured above are from left: Proud grandparents Ernie and Luciene Moreland, Octavia Blackwell, and proud Mom Lara Moreland.
After the joint session, the General Henry Knox Chapter held a brief separate business meeting, during which the Chapter welcomed new member Robert Hamstead. Robert’s Patriot Ancestor is William Woodford,Sr.