Berlin, MD –On Monday, April 17, Worcester Preparatory School (WPS) hosted the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to present Good Citizen and essay contest awards during a ceremony in the Guerrieri Library.
The General Levin Winder Chapter of the DAR recently sponsored two American History essay contests in area schools. The chapter also recognized a senior from each of the four Worcester County high schools as DAR Good Citizens.
The WPS winners of the American History essay contest, open to grades 5 through 8, are as follows: Grade 6 – 2nd place, Jack Jarvis; Grade 7 – 2nd place, Elena Gjoni; Grade 8 – 2nd place, Gavin Mann; Grade 6 – 1st place, Collin Hastings; Grade 7 – 1st place, Noa Bouzaglo; and Grade 8 – 1st place, Sophia Poffenberger. Collin Hastings and Sophia Poffenberger went on to win at the State level.
WPS freshman, Jude Damouni, won 1st place in the Patriots of the American Revolution essay contest, open to grades 9 through 12.
The DAR Good Citizens program was initiated by the National Society in 1934 to recognize male and female high-school seniors who exemplify the qualities of a good citizen: dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Senior Riley Moyer was chosen as this year’s Worcester Prep DAR Good Citizen and was awarded a certificate, lapel pin and gift card.
The DAR is a women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education. For more information, visit www.dar.org or http://GeneralLevinWinder.marylanddar.org.
Founded in 1970, WPS is a private, independent Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 School, located in Berlin, Maryland. Approximately 500 students attend from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. For more information about WPS, please visit www.worcesterprep.org or call 410.641.3575.
Celebrating 50 years, WPS is an independent, college prep day school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 students. Located in Berlin, Maryland, the private school attracts an average of 500 students from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.