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Students from Catholic Central, West Catholic among DAR essay contest winners

February 15, 2016

Three students from Catholic Central and West Catholic high schools have won awards for their entries in local essay contests.

The Grand Rapids-based Sophie de Marsac Campau Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) holds annual essay contests celebrating good citizenship, American history, and Christopher Columbus.

Catholic Central’s Abby Morin (pictured, right) and West Catholic’s Katherine Smith (pictured, left) placed 2nd and 3rd in the DAR Good Citizens contest, which is open to high school seniors. It encourages and rewards qualities including dependability, service, leadership and patriotism at home, in school and in the community.

West Catholic’s Peter Constant won the Christopher Columbus essay contest, which DAR organizes in partnership with the National Italian American Foundation.

Since they’re among contest winners at the chapter level, Abby, Katherine and Peter will be entered into state-level contests. State winners will go on to a national contest.

Photo courtesy Sophie de Marsac Campau Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

Learn more about Catholic Central High School here. Learn more about West Catholic High School here.

Learn more about the Daughters of the American Revolution here.