DAR presents history, citizenship, Columbus awards

By QCS Staff

The Tucumcari Chapter DAR held its annual awards luncheon last week to honor local Quay County students who participated in the DAR essay contests.

Here are the three winners and their respective categories:
• Eighth-grader Cheyenne Price won in the American History category for grades 5-9. The essay questions were “What message did the Gettysburg Address communicate to our war torn Nation in 1863? How are the ideals of the speech relevant to our country today?” The participants were Tina Maria Molina, Casey Price, Derek Morales, Maria Sepulveda, Adam Garcia and Price.

• The following students won the Christopher Columbus contest for grades 9-12, ninth-grader Anthony Molina, 10th-grader Kaylee Vineyard and 11th-grader Bobby Lee. The overall winner was 10th-grader Karen Acosta. Students were asked to “Discuss the five perils faced by Christopher Columbus’ expeditions and how Columbus and his crew overcame them.’ The participants were Blake Moon, Quay Hampton, Tervor Moore, Efrain Rodriquez, Hope Bass, Kaylee Vineyard, Edwin Rodriquez, Bobby Lee, Anthony Molina and Karen Acosta.

• Taylor Smith was the overall winner in the The Good Citizen Contest for seniors. Students participating in the contest must be recommended by the school faculty and exemplify the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The participants were Will Bason from House High School, Talya Jeffrey from Mosquero High School and Taylor Smith from Logan High School.

The winning essays from the contests have been forwarded to the DAR State Chairman for consideration of a statewide winner.